What does horseradish mean?

Definitions for horseradishˈhɔrsˌræd ɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. horseradish, horseradish root(noun)

    the root of the horseradish plant; it is grated or ground and used for seasoning

  2. horseradish, horse radish, red cole, Armoracia rusticana(noun)

    coarse Eurasian plant cultivated for its thick white pungent root

  3. horseradish(noun)

    grated horseradish root


  1. horseradish(Noun)

    A plant of the mustard family, Armoracia rusticana.

  2. horseradish(Noun)

    A pungent condiment made from the root of the plant.

  3. Origin: From horse + radish.


  1. Horseradish

    Horseradish is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family. The plant is probably native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. It is now popular around the world. It grows up to 1.5 meters tall, and is cultivated primarily for its large, white, tapered root. The intact horseradish root has hardly any aroma. When cut or grated, however, enzymes from the now-broken plant cells break down sinigrin to produce allyl isothiocyanate, which irritates the mucous membranes of the sinuses and eyes. Once exposed to air or heat, if not used immediately or mixed in vinegar, the grated mash darkens, loses its pungency, and becomes unpleasantly bitter-tasting.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horseradish in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horseradish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jorgen Stoltz:

    In the summer there is arrowgrass, which tastes of coriander, all year round we find scurvy grass, which is what the Vikings used to bring around Europe as a medicinal herb. We also call it wasabi wort because of its intensity, just like horseradish.

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