horse·​rad·​ish ˈhȯrs-ˌra-dish How to pronounce horseradish (audio)
: a tall coarse white-flowered herb (Armoracia rusticana synonym A. lapathifolia) of the mustard family
: a condiment made from ground-up horseradish root

Examples of horseradish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pretzels come with a choice of horseradish mustard or a cheese sauce for dipping. The Indianapolis Star, 29 Feb. 2024 You might be encouraged to have a bracing shot of horseradish vodka at lunchtime. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 Wasabi is also sometimes substituted for horseradish to make cocktail sauce extra spicy. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Four dozen pork meatballs are seasoned with fresh black pepper and horseradish. Marissa Wu, Southern Living, 18 Oct. 2023 This recipe mixes ground beef with the sweet, the tart, and the unexpected: brown sugar, lemon juice, and horseradish, to make a cocktail-fork temptation that should grace every Southern party table or tray. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 11 Oct. 2023 Oysters are topped with grated horseradish and soft, tart pearls of green-apple sorbet that melt on your tongue. Pete Wells, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 The vodka, $30 per bottle, infused with fresh horseradish, made its debut last year and DCD announced will be a permanent addition to its spirits lineup and be available year-round. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 22 Jan. 2024 Top choices include gazpacho salad, snapper fingers with horseradish sauce, individual pizzas and an innovative array of desserts. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of horseradish was in 1597

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“Horseradish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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horse·​rad·​ish ˈhȯrs-ˌrad-ish How to pronounce horseradish (audio)
: a tall coarse white-flowered herb related to the mustards
: the sharp-tasting root of the horseradish
: a strong seasoning made from the root of the horseradish

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