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Definition of the noun kasha

What does kasha mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: kashas

  1. boiled or baked buckwheat
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic term: hot cereal = a cereal that is served hot

Alternative definition of the noun kasha


  1. A porridge made from boiled buckwheat or other cereals.


Kasha is a cereal, from old Perisan/Farsi Katchi کاچی eaten in Central and Eastern Europe and region known as Middle East and the United States. This English-language usage probably originated with Jewish or not immigrants, as did the form קאַשי "kashi".

There are other foods with Kasha in their name, like Kasha varnishkes.


  1. Kasha is a fictional character from the 1990 film The Death of the Incredible Hulk.
  2. Kasha was a fictional character in The Pendragon Adventure book series by D. J. MacHale and also the Traveler from the jungle territory of Eelong. Kasha made her appearance in book 5 of the series, Black Water, although she has been mentioned in later books. After Kasha's death at the end of book 5, Eelong no longer has a Traveler because Kasha was a Traveler from Bobby's generation, which was the last generation of Travelers.


  1. The kasha is Japanese yōkai that steals the ones who died as a result of accumulating evil deeds.
    • also known as 火車
  2. Kasha is a legendary creature from Japanese mythology.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Kasha

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Google previewTextile World (1922)

Domestic kasha is an unusually soft and pliable material and excellent for displaying the tailors' art. There is no lack of variety in the suit fabric group, for here we find both domestic and imported cloths which clearly indicate what a fine art the ...

Google previewTalibanistan (2013)

Negotiating the Borders Between Terror, Politics, and Religion by Peter Bergen, Katherine Tiedemann

Abu Kasha is a different story.

Google previewCentral Asia (2005)

A Global Studies Handbook by Reuel R. Hanks

Kasha is a porridge usually prepared for breakfast and may be made from buckwheat, oats, millet, or rice. A popular and quick meal can be made of lagman , a dish of thick, boiled noodles. Gutap are delicious fritters that are mixed with spices ...

Google previewThe Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health (2009)

More Than 200 New Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Delicious and Nutrient-Rich Dishes by Moosewood Collective

Kasha is the common name for roasted buckwheat groats. It has an earthy flavor and sturdy texture. Ketchup Back in the early years of the Reagan administration, ketchup was classified as a vegetable for the purpose of satisfying school lunch ...

Google previewSugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts (2009)

Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Scones, Pies, Puddings, Breads and Pizzas by Kelly E. Keough

When the triangular groat seed is roasted, it is called kasha or kashi, which is a Russian staple dish. Toasted groats have a nutty avor. millet. A highly digestible, small, white grain that is nonglutenous like ...

Google previewThe New Book Of Whole Grains (2014)

More than 200 recipes featuring whole grains by Marlene Anne Bumgarner

KASZA (KASHA) Kasha is a mush made from ...

Google previewThe Heart of a Dog (1968)

by Mikhail Bulgakov

The firemen get kasha for supper, as you know. But kasha is the last thing ...

Google previewThe Concise Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2013)

by Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Naghma-ye Kasha ̄l The second genre of Afghan art music, also connected with Kabul, is the naghma-ye kasha ̄l (literally 'the extended instrumental piece') . Instrumentalists favor this form as a vehicle for virtuoso solo performance on ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

kasha Roasted BUCKWHEAT; a coarse or finely ground, hulled GRAIN that can be cooked like RICE. The roasting process conveys a nutlike flavor. Buckwheat is not a grass, therefore it is not related to the cereal grains. Individuals who are ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

kasha An eastern European dish made from crushed buckwheat (the word is Russian). It is prepared in various ways: it can, for instance, be made into a thick ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Words (2010)

A JPS Guide by Joyce Eisenberg, Ellen Scolnic

kasha n. Yiddish (KAH-shah) Cracked buckwheat or barley grain that is usually sautéed with mushrooms or onions and ...

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Scrabble value of K5A1S1H4A1

The value of this 5-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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