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 In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, radish and scallion (green onion). Diana Davila, Robb Report, "Chef Diana Davila Shows How to Make This Unique Style of Crispy Enchiladas," 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, "The Korean Vegan dishes out life lessons and stories of her diaspora experience," 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, "How staying at home and my compost bin introduced me to the gardening community," 22 Apr. 2021 Cool-season crops like cabbage, broccoli, onions, parsley, peas, radish, spinach, turnips and Brussels sprouts will withstand a hard frost. Sarah Brookbank, The Enquirer, "A cold snap is coming: Here's how to protect your plants," 20 Apr. 2021 Add the radish, scallions and seasoning to the salted cabbage. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "From Seoul to Ellicott City: Whether you buy it or make it, kimchi is a staple of Korean cuisine," 12 Apr. 2021 Cooked horseradish makes spring vegetable pasta sing when it is teamed up with green onions, garlic, radish and asparagus. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Horseradish has deep roots in history," 30 Mar. 2021 Kimchipapi Kitchen’s bowls meet in the middle, versions of poke that incorporate Korean ingredients like kimchi, pickled radish, and spicy bean sprouts. BostonGlobe.com, "Mastering the cheese pull at Kimchipapi Kitchen," 30 Mar. 2021 When ready to serve, spread ricotta mixture over golden pastry and top with roasted vegetables and thin slices of raw radish or other favorite toppings. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Easy spring tart with lemon ricotta: Maximum wow factor, minimum fuss," 25 Mar. 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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The first known use of radish was in the 15th century

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7 May 2021

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“Radish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radish. Accessed 7 May. 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


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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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