Horseradish



[hawrs-rad-ish] /ˈhɔrsˌræd ɪʃ/

noun
1.
a cultivated plant, Armoracia rusticana, of the mustard family, having small, white flowers.
2.
the pungent root of this plant, ground and used as a condiment and in medicine.
3.
the condiment itself, sometimes moistened with vinegar or mixed with ground beets.
adjective
4.
of or containing ground horseradish as a flavoring:
brisket of beef with horseradish sauce.
/ˈhɔːsˌrædɪʃ/
noun
1.
a coarse Eurasian plant, Armoracia rusticana, cultivated for its thick white pungent root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2.
the root of this plant, which is ground and combined with vinegar, etc, to make a sauce
n.

1590s, Cochlearia armoricia; the common name preserves the once-common figurative sense of horse as “strong, large, coarse” (e.g. in obsolete horse mushroom, horse parsley, Old English horsminte “horse mint,” etc.); also see radish.

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