kvass (n.) Russian fermented drink made from rye or barley, 1550s, from Rus. kvas "leaven," from O.C.S. kvasu "yeast," cognate with L. caseus "cheese" (see CHEESE (Cf. cheese)).

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  • Kvass — or kvas (literally leaven ; borrowed in the 16th century from Russian квас ( kvas ) [Serjeantson, Mary Sidney. A History of Foreign Words in English . Page 210.] ), sometimes translated into English as bread drink, is a fermented mildly alcoholic …   Wikipedia

  • kvass — or kvas [kə väs′] n. [Russ kvas < IE * kwātso < base * kwat , to ferment > L caseus,CHEESE1] a Russian fermented drink made from rye, barley, rye bread, etc. and often flavored …   English World dictionary

  • kvass — Quass Quass, n. [Russ. kvas .] A thin, sour beer, made by pouring warm water on rye or barley meal and letting it ferment, much used by the Russians. Called also {kvass}. [written also {quas}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kvass — gira statusas Aprobuotas sritis vanduo ir gaivieji gėrimai apibrėžtis Gėrimas, gaminamas rauginant giros misą mikroorganizmų kultūrų raugu, po rauginimo pridedant arba nepridedant cukrinių ir kitų maisto žaliavų bei maisto priedų, kurio alkoholio …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • kvass — noun Etymology: Russian kvas Date: circa 1553 a slightly alcoholic beverage of eastern Europe made from fermented mixed cereals and often flavored …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Kvass — Kvas Du kvas fait maison, aromatisé à la menthe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kvass — /kvahs, kwahs/, n. a Russian beer made from fermenting rye or barley and having a dark color and sour taste. Also, quass. [1545 55; < Russ kvas] * * * …   Universalium

  • kvass — noun A type of traditional fermented Russian no or low alcohol beverage, made from bread, often flavored with fruit …   Wiktionary

  • kvass — n. dark sour Russian beer made from fermented rye or barley (also quass) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kvass — [kvα:s] noun a Russian fermented drink made from rye flour or bread with malt. Origin from Russ. kvas …   English new terms dictionary

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