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 HagedornWashington Post13 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 SchneiderUncommon Fruits & Vegetables1986
  • The black radish with crisp, white flesh, is gaining popularity outside its native Eastern Europe.
  • The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings1992

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