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Horseradish definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HORSERADISH, n. A plant of the genus Cochlearia, a species of scurvy grass,having a root of a pungent taste.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning [syn: horseradish, horseradish root]
2: coarse Eurasian plant cultivated for its thick white pungent root [syn: horseradish, horse radish, red cole, Armoracia rusticana]
3: grated horseradish root

Merriam Webster's

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

Britannica Concise

Hardy perennial plant (Armoracia lapathifolia) of the mustard family, native to Mediterranean lands and grown throughout the temperate zones. Its hotly pungent, fleshy root is used as a condiment and is traditionally considered medicinal. In many cool, moist areas it has become a troublesome weed. The plant bears small white flowers, small oblong pods, and large, coarse, glossy-green basal leaves arising on long stems from the crown atop the large white root.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a cruciferous plant, Armoracia rusticana, with long lobed leaves. 2 the pungent root of this scraped or grated as a condiment, often made into a sauce.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Horseradish is a small white vegetable that is the root of a crop. It has a very strong sharp taste and is often made into a sauce. 2. Horseradish or horseradish sauce is a sauce made from horseradish. It is often eaten with roast beef.



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