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rad·ish

 (răd′ĭsh)
n.
1. A Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) in the mustard family, having a fleshy edible root and white to purple flowers clustered in a terminal raceme.
2. The pungent root of this plant, often eaten raw.

[Middle English radiche, from Old English rædic, from Latin rādīx, rādīc-, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

radish

(ˈrædɪʃ)
n
1. (Plants) any of various plants of the genus Raphanus, esp R. sativus of Europe and Asia, cultivated for its edible root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
2. (Plants) the root of this plant, which has a pungent taste and is eaten raw in salads
3. (Plants) wild radish another name for white charlock. See charlock2
[Old English rǣdīc, from Latin rādīx root]

rad•ish

(ˈræd ɪʃ)

n.
1. the crisp, pungent, edible root of the plant, Raphanus sativus, of the mustard family, usu. eaten raw.
2. the plant itself.
[before 1000; radish(e), variant (compare Old French radise, radice) of Middle English radich(e), Old English rǣdic < Latin rādīc- (s. of rādīx root1)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radish - pungent fleshy edible rootradish - pungent fleshy edible root    
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
radish plant, radish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
2.radish - radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
radish plant, radish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
3.radish - pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants
radish plant, radish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
4.radish - Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten rawradish - Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw
radish plant, radish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
isothiocyanate - a family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations
5.radish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible rootradish - a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
radish - pungent fleshy edible root
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Raphanus sativus, radish - Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw
radish - pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants
daikon, Japanese radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, radish - radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
Translations
ředkvička
radise
retiisiretikka
rotkvarotkvica
retek
hreîka, radísa
ラディッシュ
ridikėlis
reďkovka
redkev
rädisa
củ cải

radish

[ˈrædɪʃ] Nrábano m

radish

[ˈrædɪʃ] nradis m

radish

n (small red variety) → Radieschen nt; (all other varieties) → Rettich m

radish

[ˈrædɪʃ] nravanello

radish

(ˈrӕdiʃ) noun
a plant with a red-skinned white root used as food.

radish

فُجْل ředkvička radise Radieschen ραπανάκι rábano retiisi radis rotkvica ravanello ラディッシュ radijs reddik rzodkiewka rabanete редиска rädisa ผักมีลูกกลมสีแดงรสคล้ายหัวไชเท้าใช้ใส่ในสลัดผัก kırmızı turp củ cải 萝卜

radish

n. rábano.
References in classic literature ?
I grieve to state so distressing a fact, but the inhabitants of Typee were in the habit of devouring fish much in the same way that a civilized being would eat a radish, and without any more previous preparation.
Then consider what victual or esculent things there are, which grow speedily, and within the year; as parsnips, carrots, turnips, onions, radish, artichokes of Hierusalem, maize, and the like.
The miserable pigtail Mongolian went to hewing away at the saplings all round the stems, like a worm o' the dust gnawing a radish. I pointed out his error as patiently as I knew how, and showed him how to cut them on two sides, so as to make them fall right; but no sooner would I turn my back on him, like this"--and he turned it on me, amplifying the illustration by taking some more liquor--"than he was at it again.
If several varieties of the cabbage, radish, onion, and of some other plants, be allowed to seed near each other, a large majority, as I have found, of the seedlings thus raised will turn out mongrels: for instance, I raised 233 seedling cabbages from some plants of different varieties growing near each other, and of these only 78 were true to their kind, and some even of these were not perfectly true.
In fact, he was a far more presentable man of science than his master, Dr Hirsch, who was a forked radish of a fellow, with just enough bulb of a head to make his body insignificant.
Evidently the cousins knew the value of this warm aspect, for in the border beneath, filled in my father's time in this month of November with the wallflowers that were to perfume the walk in spring, there was a thick crop of--I stooped down close to make sure--yes, a thick crop of radishes. My eyes filled with tears at the sight of those radishes, and it is probably the only occasion on record on which radishes have made anybody cry.
Then the animals made a vegetable and flower stall outside the garden-gate and sold radishes and roses to the people that passed by along the road.
It bears a great resemblance to our radishes; the leaf and colour were beautiful, and the taste not unpleasant.
Yet he has a passionate relish for radishes and honey.
Radishes. Baked apples, with Brook-trout, from Sierra cream.
She says, `There's such a lot o' room in that big place, why don't they give her a bit for herself, even if she doesn't plant nothin' but parsley an' radishes? She'd dig an' rake away an' be right down happy over it.' Them was the very words she said."
At this moment the son and mother were together in the dining-room, where they were breakfasting with a cup of coffee, with bread and butter and radishes. To make the pleasure which Suzanne's visit was to give to Madame Granson intelligible, we must explain certain secret interests of the mother and son.