Raphanus

noun Raph·a·nus \ ˈrafənəs \

Definition of Raphanus

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

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Origin and Etymology of raphanus

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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