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

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Recent Examples on the Web The man who made fresh horseradish shaved the root before your eyes. Jacques Kelly,, "As Lexington Market rebuilds, memories of the old market flood back," 5 Sep. 2020 That chicken schnitzel sandwich was delicious — the kitchen had made sweet-sour red cabbage, horseradish mustard and pickles to top it, a mix that hit all the right tangy notes. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bay View's Little Duck sandwich shop pop-up takes after Odd Duck, in the best ways," 27 May 2020 Every steak is served with red wine compound butter and your choice of sauce, from green peppercorn demi-glace, chimichurri, horseradish crème fraiche, bernaise, or Kimball’s steak sauce. al, "Experience wild beauty in North Carolina’s Outer Banks," 19 May 2020 Sunday is disco brunch, a DJ’s alternative to church, and the award-winning Bloody Marys are served with pickled mustard seeds and fresh horseradish. Melanie D.g. Kaplan,, "A playground for winter fun, Burlington delights the taste buds too," 26 Nov. 2019 The meal includes prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, jumbo lump crab cakes with Cajun lobster sauce, signature sous vide bacon, Caesar and garden salads, chateau potatoes, roasted broccoli with garlic butter and strawberry cheesecake. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "D-FW restaurants offering takeout and delivery for Easter and Passover," 31 Mar. 2020 Creamy white borscht was full of potatoes, kielbasa, onions, celery and herbs, and held a light tang of horseradish. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: At Staropolska in New Britain, huge portions of hearty authentic Polish fare, great for a cold winter night," 13 Nov. 2019 The sharpest beet flavors come from a sprinkling of pickled beets on a pillow of horseradish creme fraiche resting on top of the soup., "Review: Vie delivers unfettered fine-dining enchantment," 12 Nov. 2019 This recipe also includes a lush little horseradish sauce which is downright delicious with the meat. Katie Workman, NBC News, "How to make corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day," 15 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of horseradish

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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16 Sep 2020

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“Horseradish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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