black radish

noun

Definition of 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

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1629, in the meaning defined above

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