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 Avocado toast with radish, sprouts and a poached egg. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This new Scottsdale-area restaurant is designed to offer stellar views of the night sky," 2 Oct. 2020 Plant radish, turnips, beets, rutabagas, English peas and carrots by seed. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, "Calvin Finch: What’s blooming in San Antonio gardens in October," 1 Oct. 2020 Every part of every kind of radish can be eaten raw or cooked. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, "Spicy, crisp, buttery or tender, radishes offer something for every season," 12 Aug. 2020 Make your own version using indigenous Korean vegetables like Napa cabbage or Joseon radish, or apply the spicy-salty lacto-fermentation treatment to the contents of your CSA box. Jane Sung, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything You Need to Bring Korean Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 1 June 2020 Again with the sheet pan: miso chicken with radishes and lime. Sam Sifton, New York Times, "What to Cook This Week," 3 May 2020 No matter the language, nothing made sense in a bowl of shredded rabbit offered as a special, with hard roasted radishes and rubbery lardons in a salty pile with something like biscuit-dough dumplings. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Julia’s Bistro & Bar proudly plants French and Mexican flags in San Antonio’s Beacon Hill," 9 Jan. 2020 Pour equal portions of the nut mylk into each bowl; scatter each serving with radishes, apple, celery, Swiss chard, green onion, parsley, and sesame seeds; and drizzle with Ginger Flax Dressing. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 2018 Dress your raw vegetables Slice crunchy vegetables like Persian cucumbers, jicama, radishes, and carrots into finger-friendly spears, then toss them with plenty of citrus juice and a hint of salt. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "Snack Plates Are the Low-Key Dinner Strategy We Need Right Now," 24 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of radish was in the 15th century

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9 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Radish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radish. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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