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

Examples of radish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Put the radish and the caramelized cicadas on top of the greens then add the vinaigrette. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 8 June 2021 Dolsot bibimbap is an artist’s palette of distinct patches of sprouts, greens, carrots, radish, beef and raw egg over rice. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 17 June 2021 The itty-bitty plants, eaten raw, can pack a powerful flavor punch as some varieties, such as arugula, cress, mustard, and radish, are quite peppery or sharp. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 For example, lettuce, cucumbers, peas, radish and beets are available in June, but things like peppers and tomatoes won’t be perfect for picking until early-mid July. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 8 June 2021 Sharing is encouraged, with a whole sea bream, fennel, radish and herbs a real winner. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 4 May 2021 In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, radish and scallion (green onion). Diana Davila, Robb Report, 4 May 2021 Kimchi, one of the Korean foods Molinaro cannot live without, is mostly made of cabbage and radish but often marinated in fish sauce or shrimp paste. Daphne K. Lee, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2021 My kitchen table—nestled under a south-facing window—transformed into a germination station housing trays zucchini, chard, radish, basil, thai basil, parsley, carrots, and onions from Native Seeds. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 22 Apr. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radish. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce radish (audio) \

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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