Definition of kasha in English:



  • 1A soft food made from cooked buckwheat or similar grain.

    • ‘Saute onions, cabbage, and cooked kasha for about 7 minutes or until they are slightly browned.’
    • ‘Mike whipped up some poached cabbage with buttered breadcrumbs, and baked kasha and a Ukrainian borscht.’
    • ‘Nadezhda smelled cooked kasha and fresh bread; she smelled sour vodka like Vasily's breath in early morning; she smelled wet new-turned earth.’
    • ‘I don't eat kasha very often anymore - I hardly need to grow big and strong at this point.’
    • ‘The most renowned of all buckwheat dishes is kasha, a speciality of Russia and E. Europe.’
    • ‘Cook kasha in a large skillet for about 4 minutes.’
    • ‘Catering to its clientele, the management served bacon and eggs at the breakfast buffet, but also included porridge and kasha for the children.’
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    1. 1.1Uncooked buckwheat groats.
      • ‘Rye flour and oat/barley products, which are mainly whole grain, could become more popular, as could minor grain products such as kasha and bulgur.’
      • ‘Look for kasha in the bulk aisle or find it with packaged beans and grains.’
      • ‘Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, until kasha is dry and toasted, about 5 minutes.’
      • ‘One cup of buckwheat kasha kernels contains more than 20% of the recommended daily intake of fibre.’
      • ‘A few whole grains you should add to your diet include brown and wild rice, barley, oats, kasha, quinoa, bulgur and buckwheat.’



Definition of Kasha in English:



  • 1A soft, napped fabric of wool and hair.

    1. 1.1A kind of cotton flannel used as a lining material.
      • ‘They call it flannel backed lining but that is what kasha is anyway.’
      • ‘Kasha can be made from cotton, wool or a synthetic material like polyester or nylon.’


Early 20th century: of unknown origin.