from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chilled soup made with sorrel, onions, lemon juice, eggs, and sugar and served with sour cream.
I knew my borscht from my schav and my cannoli from my zeppole.
This week the Chocolate Lady from In Mol Araan is making sorrel soup, also called Shtshav, schav, or szczaw, and named for the amazingly flavorful sorrel which is the main ingredient.
The word 'schav' comes from Yiddish 'shtshav', from Polish 'szczaw' ('sorrel').