Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coarse Eurasian plant (Armoracia rusticana) in the mustard family, having a thick, whitish, pungent root, large basal leaves, and white flowers in a terminal panicle.
  • noun The roots of this plant.
  • noun A sharp condiment made from the grated roots of this plant.
  • noun Any of various pungent condiments resembling horseradish, such as wasabi.

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  • noun countable A plant of the mustard family, Armoracia rusticana.
  • noun uncountable A pungent condiment made from the root of the plant.

Etymologies

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From horse + radish.

Examples

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  • Makes a great creamy sauce with a hot-spicy taste; perfect for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

    December 24, 2007