radish

[ rad-ish ]
/ ˈræd ɪʃ /

noun

the crisp, pungent, edible root of the plant, Raphanus sativus, of the mustard family, usually eaten raw.
the plant itself.

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Origin of radish

before 1000; late Middle English radish(e), variant (compare Old French radise, variant of radice) of Middle English radich(e), Old English rǣdic<Latin rādīc- (stem of rādīxroot1); compare Old High German rātih,German Rettich

OTHER WORDS FROM radish

rad·ish·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for radish

radish
/ (ˈrædɪʃ) /

noun

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 for radish

Old English rǣdīc, from Latin rādīx root
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