• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Horse-radish (Bot) A plant of the genus Nasturtium Nasturtium Armoracia), allied to scurvy grass, having a root of a pungent taste, much used, when grated, as a condiment and in medicine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n horse-radish A cultivated cruciferous plant, Cochlearia Armoracia, originally a native of middle Europe and western Asia, and also its root, which has a pungent taste, and is used in a grated state as a condiment. In medicine it is used as a stimulant and diuretic, and externally as a rubefacient. See Cochlearia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Horse-radish a plant with a pungent root, used in medicine and as a condiment
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hors; Ice. horss, Old High Ger. hros (Ger. ross).


In literature:

Ivan Ivanovitch was exceedingly pleased with the fish dressed with horse-radish.
"Taras Bulba and Other Tales" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
A horse radish, yes; but not a horse.
"The Slowcoach" by E. V. Lucas
Your horse-radish I saw on the little table in the boudoir.
"On the Eve" by Ivan Turgenev
We'll give you time to put your gloves and a bottle of horse-radish and a nail-file and hammer into that neat travelling-bag of yours.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
Horse Radish, Culture of, 228.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction." by Various
Slice an onion in the dish before you put in the steaks or chops, and garnish both with rasped horse-radish.
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
The leaves, bark, and wood tasted strongly of horse-radish.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
It is easy to have a supply of horse-radish all winter.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Serve with mustard or grated horse-radish and vinegar.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Steaks rump or otherwise, the prime sirloin, Sauced with the stinging radish of the horse.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, September 10, 1892" by Various
Selenium gives off the smell of decayed horse-radish.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
Take Roots of Horse-radish scraped clean, and lay them to soak in fair-water for an hour.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
If you can get the material, repeat this experiment with roots of horse-radish, raspberry, blackberry or dahlia.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Radish, horse = rafano.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
For dessert they had "Silver Fox Slump," an invention of Roy's made with chocolate, honey and, I think, horse-radish.
"Tom Slade at Temple Camp" by Percy K. Fitzhugh
The sand taken from this spot was harrowed out and dumped in a pile over the horse-radish bed in the back yard.
"The House" by Eugene Field
This species has a strong and pungent odor very much like horse-radish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
He had a bland voice which irritated me like sugar sauce put upon horse-radish.
"The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Serve cold with catsup or pepper sauce or horse-radish.
"Home Pork Making" by A. W. Fulton
Pass horse radish, tabasco sauce or tomato catsup and crackers or wafers or brown bread and butter.
"Civic League Cook Book" by Anonymous