noun Date: 1597 1. a tall coarse white-flowered herb (Armoracia rusticana syn. A. lapathifolia) of the mustard family 2. a condiment made from ground-up horseradish root

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  • horseradish — /hawrs rad ish/, n. 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… …   Universalium

  • horseradish — UK [ˈhɔː(r)sˌrædɪʃ] / US [ˈhɔrsˌrædɪʃ] noun [countable] Word forms horseradish : singular horseradish plural horseradishes a) a plant with a long white root that has a strong taste b) sauce made from horseradish that is eaten cold with meat …   English dictionary

  • horseradish — n. heroin. (See also horse.) □ Bart can get you some horseradish. □ Gert is hooked on horseradish …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • horseradish — horse|rad|ish [ hɔrs,rædıʃ ] noun count a plant with a long white root that has a strong taste a. sauce made from horseradish that is eaten cold with meat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • horseradish — valgomasis krienas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Armoracia rusticana), kilęs iš vakarų Azijos, kitur – auginamas. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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