Definition of horseradish in English:



  • 1A European plant of the cabbage family, with long docklike leaves, grown for its pungent root.

    • ‘As soon as the soil can be worked, plant bare-root asparagus, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes, and rhubarb.’
    • ‘Did you know that the green part of the horseradish plant was one of the five bitter herbs served on the traditional Passover seder plate during the reading of the Haggadah?’
    • ‘Interplant with horseradish, dead nettle, catnip, coriander, nasturtiums, and tansy.’
    • ‘Approximately 70% of the horseradish peroxidase activity was recovered in the crude extract.’
    • ‘A whole horseradish root is large, about 45 cm long.’
    1. 1.1 The root of the horseradish plant, which is scraped or grated as a condiment and often made into a sauce.
      • ‘The mash was nice and thick, but I could barely taste the horseradish.’
      • ‘The beautifully cooked fillet was decorated with a crispy horseradish crust, but it was the combination of creamy parsnip dauphinoise and roasted vegetables that really got the juices flowing.’
      • ‘I could barely detect the horseradish in the creamy bed of mashed potato, a more generous grating would have perked it up.’
      • ‘Mix the horseradish in a bowl with the creme fraiche and the walnuts and season well.’
      • ‘Remove from the heat, add the horseradish, parsley, and garlic, and toss to combine.’
      • ‘Every time she dashed off saying: ‘Oooh, I forgot the horseradish, I'll be back in a minute ’, I contemplated the line of groceries and the possibility that she would never come back.’