- a cultivated plant, Armoracia rusticana, of the mustard family, having small, white flowers.
- the pungent root of this plant, ground and used as a condiment and in medicine.
- the condiment itself, sometimes moistened with vinegar or mixed with ground beets.
- of or containing ground horseradish as a flavoring: brisket of beef with horseradish sauce.
Origin of horseradish
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Examples from the Web for horseradish
The Plaza Hotel cooked a fancy-pants latke with red wine braised oxtail, horseradish sunchoke cream, and crispy kale.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
The horseradish is the secret weapon in this quinoa, so definitely make sure to get some, even for just a small amount.Three Quinoa Recipes for Your Weekend Parties
May 26, 2013
Start with the beets and horseradish crème fraiche, then move on to the Ambrosia burger, ending strong with the banana cream pie.Gal With a Suitcase
February 20, 2010
If the horseradish is in vinegar, press out the vinegar and then fold in the whipped cream.Sandwiches
Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer
If baked or fried, garnish with horseradish and serve with melted butter.
Season with a little pepper and salt; garnish with horseradish.
The horseradish is probably a descendant of this gigantic ancestor.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
Why don't the really good things in life grow like horseradish?'Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
- a coarse Eurasian plant, Armoracia rusticana, cultivated for its thick white pungent root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
- the root of this plant, which is ground and combined with vinegar, etc, to make a sauce
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Word Origin and History for horseradish
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