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- an annual plant (Raphanus sativus) of the crucifer family, with an edible root
- the pungent root, eaten raw as a relish or in a salad
Origin: Middle English from earlier radiche from Old English rædic from Classical Latin radix (gen. radicis), literally , root: form influenced, influence by French radis, of same origin, originally
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- A Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) having a fleshy edible root and white to purple flowers clustered in a terminal raceme.
- The pungent root of this plant, eaten raw as an appetizer and in salads.
Origin: Middle English radiche, from Old English rǽdic, from Latin rādīx, rādīc-, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.