One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A European plant of the cabbage family with long leaves like those of the dock, grown for its pungent edible root.
Armoracia rusticana, family Brassicaceae
- ‘A whole horseradish root is large, about 45 cm long.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘Approximately 70% of the horseradish peroxidase activity was recovered in the crude extract.’
- ‘As soon as the soil can be worked, plant bare-root asparagus, horseradish, Jerusalem artichokes, and rhubarb.’
- ‘Interplant with horseradish, dead nettle, catnip, coriander, nasturtiums, and tansy.’
- 1.1 Horseradish root, scraped or grated as a condiment and often made into a sauce.
- ‘Remove from the heat, add the horseradish, parsley, and garlic, and toss to combine.’
- ‘I could barely detect the horseradish in the creamy bed of mashed potato, a more generous grating would have perked it up.’
- ‘The mash was nice and thick, but I could barely taste the horseradish.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Mix the horseradish in a bowl with the creme fraiche and the walnuts and season well.’
- ‘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.’
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