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 Daikon radish is also a lovely addition to any clear soup or stew. Yejin Choi, Bon Appétit, 11 Aug. 2022 Layered on a crisp tortilla is sliced raw tuna, radish and avocado, plus thick, oily salsa macha made with chile costeño from Mexico. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Aug. 2022 Potential fungi finds include turkey tail, chicken of the woods, porcini and morels; other possible goodies include miner’s lettuce, wild radish and pine pollen. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 Try frozen or fresh tteok with arugula, halloumi, and gochujang brown butter; in tteokguk, a beef soup with Korean radish; in dakgalbi with chicken, cabbage, and sweet potato; or in classic tteokbokki. Bon Appétit, 24 May 2022 Sticky lamb ribs glazed with aged soy sauce and served with sesame sticky rice, charred cucumber and pickled radish. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 The restaurant's signature item, the Bap and Chicken, arrived in a paper bowl with a soft poached egg tucked underneath the medley of fried chicken, sautéed mushrooms and pickled daikon radish. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 5 Mar. 2022 On the far left, little gem lettuce with radish and anchovies; on the far right, a dish of artichoke, garlic flowers and egg from the property’s Marans hens. WSJ, 18 June 2022 Sandwiches include sides of fantastic fresh-cut fries or a bountiful mixed greens salad, with seasonal Werp Farms lettuce and watermelon radish. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, 14 Mar. 2022 See More

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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 6 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for radish


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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