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kvɑs, kwɑskvass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kvassnoun

    fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley


  1. kvassnoun

    A type of traditional fermented Russian beverage with little or no alcohol, made from bread, often flavored with fruit.

  2. Etymology: From квас.


  1. Kvass

    Kvass is a fermented cereal-based non-alcoholic beverage with a slightly cloudy appearance, light-brown colour and sweet-sour taste. It may be flavoured with berries, fruits, herbs, or honey. Kvass originates from northeastern Europe, where grain production is considered insufficient for beer to become a daily drink. The first written mention of kvass is found in the Primary Chronicle, describing the celebration of Vladimir the Great's baptism in 996. In the traditional method, kvass is made from a mash obtained from rye bread or rye flour and malt soaked in hot water, fermented for about 12 hours with the help of sugar and bread yeast or baker's yeast at a room temperature. In industrial methods, kvass is produced from wort concentrate combined with various grain mixtures. It is a popular drink in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Baltic countries, Finland, and some parts of China.


  1. kvass

    Kvass is a traditional fermented Slavic and Baltic beverage made from rye bread, known for its low alcohol content and slightly sour taste. It is often flavored with fruits or herbs like strawberries or mint. This beverage is popular in countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Lithuania.


  1. Kvass

    Kvass is a fermented beverage 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 less than 1.2%. Overall, the alcohol content is low. It is often flavoured with fruits or herbs such as strawberries, raisins or mint. Kvass is also used for preparing a cold summertime soup called okroshka. It is popular in Russia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and other Eastern and Central European countries as well as in former Soviet states, such as Kazakhstan and Armenia, where one can see many kvass vendors in the streets. Kvass is also popular in Harbin and Xinjiang, in China, where there is a strong influence of Russian culture.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kvass

    kvas, n. rye-beer. [Russ. kvasŭ.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kvass in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kvass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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