Definition of radish
: the pungent usually crisp root of a widely cultivated Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) of the mustard family usually eaten raw; also : a plant that produces radishes
Recent Examples of radish from the Web
Root vegetables like radishes, potatoes and onions are prized produce commodities because of their resilience to growing conditions for easy harvesting and universal menu practicality.
Combine the asparagus, peas, and radishes in a medium bowl.
Charlie and part-time farmer Rodney are in the field harvesting radishes and turnips--they've been at it since 8 a.m.
Jicama (a tuber that tastes like an apple) and radish gave the mixture some crunch.
Or a guy bobbing for radishes in scalding fish broth.
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Origin and Etymology of radish
Middle English, alteration of Old English rædic, from Latin radic-, radix root, radish — more at root
First Known Use: 15th century
RADISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of radish for English Language Learners
: a small, round vegetable that is red or white, is eaten raw in salads, and has a sharp spicy taste; also : the plant that produces this vegetable
RADISH Defined for Kids
Definition of radish for Students
: a small roundish crisp root that has a sharp flavor and is usually eaten raw as a vegetable
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