rad·​ish | \ ˈra-dish also ˈre- \

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

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Slices of colorful watermelon radishes, along with crispy puffed wild rice and toasted pumpkin seeds finish the dish. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "5 showstopping salads for the 4th of July," 3 July 2018 Serve with lettuce leaves, steamed rice, cucumbers, radishes, and/or pickles. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Struggling to use up the salmon in your freezer from last year? We’re here to help.," 6 Apr. 2018 Other vegetables that work well are sautéed red pepper, steamed cauliflower, raw daikon radish or cilantro. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thick with noodles, this sweet-spicy dish is pure comfort," 4 Apr. 2018 Cover and cook on High 6 to 7 hours or on Low 8 to 10 hours until pork is tender. Shred pork and serve with lettuce leaves, radishes, cucumbers, green onions, and additional gochujang or Sriracha. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps," 3 Sep. 2015 Combine toasted bread, cooked sugar snaps and peas, radishes and greens in large bowl. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, "The time is ripe for salad bowl dinners: Easy, fresh recipes," 8 May 2018 Serve with cilantro leaves, radishes, and lime wedges if desired. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pork and Hominy Soup," 19 Dec. 2018 Trim radishes, and cut them into matchsticks — a mandoline makes this job easy. Leah Eskin, chicagotribune.com, "Late convert to square-foot gardening revels in the revelation," 15 May 2018 After spring crops of lettuce, radishes, and other early vegetables have been harvested, plant a fast-growing cover crop, such as buckwheat. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Planting Cover Crops For A Healthy Garden," 22 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of radish

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for radish

Middle English, alteration of Old English rædic, from Latin radic-, radix root, radish — more at root

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English Language Learners Definition of radish

: 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


rad·​ish | \ ˈra-dish \

Kids Definition of radish

: a small roundish crisp root that has a sharp flavor and is usually eaten raw as a vegetable

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