Quass



[kvahs, kwahs] /kvɑs, kwɑs/

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[kvahs, kwahs] /kvɑs, kwɑs/
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a Russian beer made from fermenting rye or barley and having a dark color and sour taste.
/kvɑːs; kwɑːs/
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a variant of kvass
/kvɑːs/
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an alcoholic drink of low strength made in Russia and E Europe from cereals and stale bread
n.

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)).

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