radish

noun
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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Cut 2 endives into ½- inch rings and thinly slice 3 radishes. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Win the Weekday Lunch Game," 30 Aug. 2018 Slice an end off 2 radishes and push in black beans for pupils, then add 2 toothpicks to back of each and push into sockets. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Some fast growing fall crops like lettuce and radishes can be planted into late September, but many desirable fall crops like broccoli and carrots need several months of prime-growing conditions to mature before frost and low light levels set in. Hilary Dahl, Good Housekeeping, "How to Plant a Fall Garden and Grow Late-Season Crops," 22 July 2018 Stir in garlic, snap peas, corn, cabbage, radishes, kimchi and butter. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Secret to Making Summer Vegetables Sing," 23 Aug. 2018 In the same large bowl with dressing, toss snap peas, cucumber, radishes, scallions, and lettuce. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Korean Steak Salad with Sugar Snaps and Radishes," 16 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, very thinly slice radishes and cucumbers. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Chicken Sliders," 27 July 2018 Lean on butter and radishes to turn plain ol' saltines into a picture-perfect party snack. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Saltines with Butter and Radishes," 16 Aug. 2018 Under Sonia's direction, about 100 volunteers help till the soil, plant seeds, water and fertilize, and harvest produce from tomatoes and eggplant to peas, beans, and radishes. Tracy Saelinger, Woman's Day, "Gardening Led This Veteran to a New Life of Hope and Healing," 13 July 2018

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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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radish

noun

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

radish

noun
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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