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Meaning of horseradish

horse•rad•ish

Pronunciation: (hôrs'rad"ish), [key]
— 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 with vinegar or mixed with ground beets.
—adj.
  1. of or containing ground horseradish as a flavoring: brisket of beef with horseradish sauce.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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