stolovaya

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian столовая (stolovaja)

Noun[edit]

stolovaya (plural stolovayas)

  1. A basic, utilitarian cafeteria in Soviet Russia.
    • 2007 August 26, Alison Smale, “‘We All Live in a Red Submarine ...’”, in New York Times[1]:
      In the largely intact stolovaya, or canteen, the kitchens had rusting cookers.