Radish meaning

rădĭsh
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The pungent root of this plant, often eaten raw.
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A plant of the Brassicaceae family, Raphanus sativus, having an edible root.
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The pungent root of this plant, usually eaten raw in salads etc.
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An annual plant (Raphanus sativus) of the crucifer family, with an edible root.
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The pungent root, eaten raw as a relish or in a salad.
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A Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) in the mustard family, having a fleshy edible root and white to purple flowers clustered in a terminal raceme.
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Origin of radish

  • Middle English radiche from Old English rædic from Latin rādīx rādīc- root wrād- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English redic, rædic, from Latin rādÄ«ce, the ablative singular of rādix (“root"); later readopted from French radis, from Portuguese raditz, from Latin. Also see: eradicate.

    From Wiktionary