horseradish

noun horse·rad·ish \ ˈhȯrs-ˌra-dish , -ˌre- \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of horseradish

1597

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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HORSERADISH Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of horseradish for English Language Learners

  • : a tall plant whose root is used for making a sauce

  • : a strong sauce made from the root of the horseradish plant


HORSERADISH Defined for Kids

horseradish

noun horse·rad·ish \ ˈhȯrs-ˌra-dish \

Definition of horseradish for Students

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

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