Crossword clues for kvass
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Russian fermented drink made from rye or barley, 1550s, from Russian kvas "leaven," from Old Church Slavonic kvasu "yeast," cognate with Latin caseus "cheese" (see cheese (n.1)).
n. A type of traditional fermented Russian beverage with little or no alcohol, made from bread, often flavored with fruit.
n. fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
Kvass is a traditional Slavic and Baltic fermented beverage commonly made from black or regular rye bread. The colour of the bread used contributes to the colour of the resulting drink. It is classified as a non-alcoholic drink by Russian standards, as the alcohol content from fermentation is typically low (0.5–1.0%). It may be flavoured with fruits such as strawberries and raisins, or with herbs such as mint.
It is especially popular in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, but also well-known throughout Estonia and Poland, as well as in other states such as Georgia, Kazakhstan and Armenia. Many kvass vendors there sell the drink in the streets. Kvass is also popular in Harbin and Xinjiang, China, where Russian culture has had an influence.
Usage examples of "kvass".
He also brought a bottle of kvass, taken from the kitchen for them to try.
But as the captain had the wine they had taken while passing through Moscow, he left the kvass to Morel and applied himself to the bottle of Bordeaux.
The master pilots - usually there are about a hundred or so - gather in front of the Hall of the Ancient Pilots, and, as is their wont, they drink mugs of steaming kvass or other such beverages, all the while slapping shoulders and hands to give each other encouragement while they shout and jeer at the smaller group of new pilots.
As to the kvass man, he was so extraordinarily elegant and handsome that every time Gavrik passed by that corner he stopped to marvel and envy.
All the Odessa kvass vendors were as spruce and handsome as a picture.
The handsome fellow turned the bottle over into the mug, filling one-quarter with lemon-yellow kvass and three-quarters with foam.
Naturally, Gavrik was dying for a drink of kvass, but he had no money.
Vanka Klyuchnik and the fragrant coolness of the sour kvass he had not drunk.
With the possible exception of the kvass vendors, the staff clerks were the most elegant, best-dressed and handsomest fellows in town.
Then, on the way back, he could see Petya and finally get a drink of kvass at the corner.
The master pilots-usually there are about a hundred or so-gather in front of the Hall of the Ancient Pilots, and, as is their wont, they drink mugs of steaming kvass or other such beverages, all the while slapping shoulders and hands to give each other encouragement while they shout and jeer at the smaller group of new pilots.
The landlord drew a mug of kvass, spiked it with vodka, and set it out.
One day after luncheon I poured myself out a glass of kvass, and then dropped the decanter, and so stained the tablecloth.
They drank kvass made of red bilberries, juniper-berries, or of bread-- Antonina Ivanovna always carried a stock of different kinds of kvass.
He sat by the table, and, bending over it, made drawings of patterns on the tray, dipping his trembling finger in the spilt kvass, and his sharp-pointed head was sinking lower and lower over the table, as though he did not decipher, and could not make out what his bony finger was drawing on the tray.