- the crisp, pungent, edible root of the plant, Raphanus sativus, of the mustard family, usually eaten raw.
- the plant itself.
Origin of radish
Examples from the Web for radish
Over our radish and onion salads, I showed her a little video clip of our 16-month-old grandson pretending to type.The Years of Magical Writing
November 2, 2011
In large salad bowl, combine greens, scallion, and radish; dress with remaining vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper, toss.Fresh Picks
August 31, 2011
"Celery, cucumber, radish," he says, showing how well he's made this new place his home.Iraqi Christians Celebrate in Exile
December 25, 2010
And don't count on the five francs because I won't give a radish!L'Assommoir
To add to all our miseries Radish began to pay us very irregularly.
In the town he was called Radish, and people said it was his real name.
Radish, who had been ill and was recovering, was in the other.
Garnish with thin slices of radish, and a radish so cut as to represent a tulip.The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes
Lewis Webb Hill
- any of various plants of the genus Raphanus, esp R. sativus of Europe and Asia, cultivated for its edible root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
- the root of this plant, which has a pungent taste and is eaten raw in salads
- wild radish another name for white charlockSee charlock (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for radish
late Old English rædic "radish," from Latin radicem (nominative radix) "root, radish," from PIE root *wrad- "twig, root" (cf. Greek rhiza, Lesbian brisda "root;" Greek hradamnos "branch;" Gothic waurts, Old English wyrt; Welsh gwridd, Old Irish fren "root"). Spelling perhaps influenced by Old French radise, variant of radice, from Vulgar Latin *radicina, from radicem.