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 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 Don’t forget about balance within the haroset as well as with the horseradish. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2021 Garnish by finely grating the remaining horseradish over the top. Christian Reynoso,, 22 Jan. 2021 This clam dish is rich and bright, with a peppery kick from the fresh horseradish. Christian Reynoso,, 22 Jan. 2021 Fresh horseradish is sold at many Safeways and other grocery stores as well as farmers’ markets. Christian Reynoso,, 22 Jan. 2021 Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper; stir in scallion and horseradish. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 19 Jan. 2021 The man who made fresh horseradish shaved the root before your eyes. Jacques Kelly,, 5 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of horseradish

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Horseradish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of horseradish

: a tall plant whose root is used for making a sauce
: a strong sauce made from the root of the horseradish plant


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

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