: a genus of Eurasian herbs (family Cruciferae) characterized by the torulose pods containing globose seeds in a single row see jointed charlock, radish

Word History


borrowed from New Latin (Linnaeus), going back to Latin, "radish, charlock," borrowed from Greek rháphanos "any of various cultivars of Brassica oleracea, radish," from raph- (base of rháphys, rhápys "turnip") + -anos, noun suffix

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“Raphanus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Raphanus. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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