radish

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noun rad·ish \ˈra-dish also ˈre-\

Definition of radish

  1. :  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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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

radish

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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

radish

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noun rad·ish \ˈra-dish\

Definition of radish for Students

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



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