Why Is Horseradish Called Horseradish?

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Horseradish is named so, since it originated in Central Europe, the area is also connected to the most broadly held theory of how horseradish was named. In German, it's called 'meerrettich' that is sea radish since it grows by the sea. Many suppose the English mispronounced the German term 'meer' and started calling it 'mareradish'. Finally it became identified as horseradish.
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Horseradish is a perennial plant of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes mustard, wasabi, broccoli and cabbages. The word 'Radish' comes from 'radix,' the Latin word for 'root.' The 'horse' part may have been tacked on to distinguish it from the edible radish and to convey the size and coarseness of the root. It may have originally been named 'harsh radish' due to its bitter flavor.
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it is called horseradish because it will only grow if it is fertilized with horse manure and because it is from the 'radish family'
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Horseradish is a root vegetable, it is not grown for eating as a vegetable, but rather grown to be made into a condiment. Horseradish is commonly served grated and paired with some
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The word "horse" (as applied in "horseradish" is believed to denote large size and
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Some surmise that it was an English adaptation of the German name "meeretich" or sea radish. The "meer" sounding like "mare" in English, eventually evolving
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