black radish


: a black or brown-skinned radish with pungent white flesh
It calls for black radishes, which have black or dark-brown skin and can grow to the size of small turnips.David Hagedorn, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2008
Black radishes can be almost as pungent as horseradish, and are firm and rather dry; in short, nothing like the juicy-crisp ladylike scarlet beauties …Elizabeth Schneider, Uncommon Fruits & Vegetables, 1986
The black radish with crisp, white flesh, is gaining popularity outside its native Eastern Europe.The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings, 1992

Word History

First Known Use

1629, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of black radish was in 1629

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“Black radish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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