horse·rad·ish / ˈhôrsˌradish/ • n. a European plant (Armoracia rusticana) of the cabbage family, grown for its pungent root. ∎ this root, which is scraped or grated as a condiment and often made into a sauce.
horseradish Perennial plant native to Eastern Europe. It is cultivated for its pungent, fleshy root, which is a useful seasoning. It has lance-shaped, toothed leaves, white flower clusters, and egg-shaped seed-pods. Height: 1.2m (4ft). Family Brassicaceae/Cruciferae; species Armoracia rusticana.
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