horse·rad·ish | \ˈhȯrs-ˌra-dish, -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

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Prepared horseradish is a great condiment with this. Roxanne Wyss And Kathy Moore, kansascity, "Flavorful roast beef highlights this dad’s skill with the grill," 19 June 2018 Available every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evenings starting at 5 p.m., the $15.99 rotisserie prime rib meal comes with two sides, cornbread, horseradish cream sauce and au jus. Joey Morona,, "From Boston Market's prime rib to Piada's seasonal menu: What's new in fast-food," 25 Apr. 2018 Add the horseradish, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and gently smash. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Crispy Fish with Smashed Peas and Oven Fries," 13 Dec. 2013 In a separate small bowl, mix ketchup, horseradish, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and black pepper to taste. Daniel Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Burgers with pizzazz: Surf 'n' turf burger judged best in annual BBQ contest," 18 June 2018 Remove from heat and mix in egg yolks, dill, and horseradish; cover with plastic wrap. Melt butter in a clean large saucepan over medium. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lobster Shepherd’s Pie," 19 Mar. 2018 The horseradish and jalapeño flavors won bronze medals for flavored vodka at the 2017 American Distilling Institute Awards. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "World Cup is in Russia? Get your vodka fix at 10 Phoenix distilleries," 19 June 2018 The beef is mixed with a little lamb to give the patty more depth and then layered on an Acme bun with caramelized onions, cheese, shredded lettuce, bacon and horseradish aioli. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best burgers in the Bay Area from the 2018 Top 100 restaurants," 12 June 2018 Steak & White Cheddar Panini This hoagie roll filled with beef sirloin tip, white cheddar cheese, and horseradish sauce contains 940 calories, 48 grams of fat, 79 grams of carb with 5 as fiber, and 46 grams of protein., "The 4 Healthiest Menu Items at Panera Bread (Plus 3 Things to Avoid)," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of horseradish

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Kids Definition of horseradish

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

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