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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So was a side of roasted asparagus topped with horseradish. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Regal dining at Feng Chophouse in Hartford (but for a king’s ransom)," 8 Aug. 2019 The charcuteries are served on a wooden board and often embellished with lard, cold cuts of roast pork, and horseradish. Danielle Bernabe, National Geographic, "Eat, drink, and herd cattle at this Austrian festival," 15 Sep. 2019 One of the most popular items on the breakfast menu is the Corned Beef Hash served over hash browns and topped with two eggs and horseradish cream, accompanied by a biscuit. Michelle Matthews |, al, "This Gulf Shores diner is a total ’50s throwback," 7 Aug. 2019 Hefty short rib agnolotti splashed with horseradish cream are like an Italian-Polish crossover dish; and simple roasted meats are beautifully prepared. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 The first product made by Heinz was a horseradish condiment. 7 What do the two M's in M&M's stand for? Washington Post, "How well do you know American food brands?," 5 Sep. 2019 Chan draws upon sake, cocktails, and wine to match everything from the oysters with fig vinaigrette and horseradish to the red bean mochi cake for dessert. Fortune, "Vancouver Is a Haven for Cheap but Delicious Tasting Menus," 18 Aug. 2019 Counter servers dole out plenty of sauerkraut, mustard and kren (grated horseradish) to accompany hearty platters of meat. Wendy Ramunno, USA TODAY, "Tasting tour of Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Coffee, wine, prosciutto, cheese & more," 24 July 2019 Mustang Chicken led the charge, a fried chicken breast bristling with a crunchy horseradish crust. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Cappy’s keeps its groove as Alamo Heights’ go-to restaurant," 18 July 2019

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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 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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