rad·​ish | \ ˈra-dish also ˈre- How to pronounce radish (audio) \

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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Pork sandwiches include the new-this-year banh mi, with pickled radish and carrot, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro and hoisin aioli; among the beef sandwiches is a French dip, with mushroom, onion, provolone, horseradish mayonnaise and jus. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "At the busy new Fork & Tap in Port Washington, you can eat your sandwich and look out at the lake," 8 Aug. 2019 The highveld mole rat is immune to the pungency of mustard, radishes, and wasabi. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 22 July 2019 Edel will always serve chimol, for example, a Salvadoran staple of tomato, cucumber, radish and cilantro that resembles pico de gallo. Tilde Herrera, SFChronicle.com, "Former fine dining chef plans to combine prepared meals with restaurant concept," 11 July 2019 Iceberg lettuce, radishes and celery are vegetables with a distinct, snappy crunch, refreshing you with as much water as their edible parts. Ben Mims, latimes.com, "Saturday Cook: Cold cucumbers go crunch-for-crunch with chile-spiked breadcrumbs," 22 June 2019 Plant root crops such as beets, carrots, radishes, rutabagas and turnips by seed. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Yeah, it feels wrong, but it’s time to plant your winter vegetables," 30 Aug. 2019 Our most popular breakfast items include our Avocado Toast, which has fresh avocado, radish, poached eggs, pickled onions and is over eight-grain bread and mixed greens served with our house chimichurri sauce. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin 'breakfast clubs' are like supper clubs, but with pancakes and hash browns instead of steak and relish trays," 30 Aug. 2019 Stack a sprinkling of the cucumber/mint/celery/radish/lime into the glass. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle's Summer Favorites from 2014 Unearthed — and It Includes a 'Love of All Things Brit'," 26 Aug. 2019 Layer the beet, onion, carrots and radishes in a half-gallon jar. SFChronicle.com, "A world tour of pickles in the Bay Area and how to make them," 26 July 2019

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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


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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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