horseradish

noun
horse·​rad·​ish | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌra-dish How to pronounce horseradish (audio) , -ˌre- \

Definition of horseradish

1 : a tall coarse white-flowered herb (Armoracia rusticana synonym A. lapathifolia) of the mustard family
2 : a condiment made from ground-up horseradish root

Examples of horseradish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So slap some horseradish on that fish patty and take a bite. Samantha Mann, Bon Appétit, 14 Apr. 2022 The pungency of the horseradish, which can make onions seem mild mannered, would make their eyes water. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2022 Bright red cocktail sauce, heavy on the horseradish, for the oysters. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 27 Jan. 2022 For starters, their insalata mare, which is a salad with sweet sea scallops, squid, and lobster, all dressed with olive oil, fresh horseradish, and shaved radish arranged like petals. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2021 The Golds were gambling on one thing: that the predominantly Jewish families in the area would prefer for someone else to do the crying over their horseradish for the Seder. Stephanie Ganz, sun-sentinel.com, 11 Aug. 2021 That preserves the horseradish for up to six months after harvest. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 July 2021 The addition of yogurt and mayonnaise temper the spiciness of the horseradish in this creamy sauce. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 30 Mar. 2021 The kit includes the ingredients for spring berry salad with poppy seed dressing, jumbo shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce and fresh horseradish, Snake River Farms Kurobuta ham with whole-grain honey mustard glaze and Key lime pie. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 24 Mar. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'horseradish.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of horseradish

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About horseradish

Time Traveler for horseradish

Time Traveler

The first known use of horseradish was in 1597

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near horseradish

horse racing

horseradish

horseradish tree

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for horseradish

Cite this Entry

“Horseradish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horseradish. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for horseradish

horseradish

noun
horse·​rad·​ish | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌra-dish How to pronounce horseradish (audio) \

Kids Definition of horseradish

: a sharp-tasting relish made from the root of a tall white-flowered plant

More from Merriam-Webster on horseradish

Nglish: Translation of horseradish for Spanish Speakers

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about horseradish

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!