Definition of radish in English:


Line breaks: rad¦ish
Pronunciation: /ˈradɪʃ


  • 1A swollen pungent-tasting edible root, especially a variety which is small, spherical, and red, and eaten raw with salad.
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    • The traditional start to an Azerbaijani meal is simplicity itself: fresh vegetables and herbs - radishes, spring onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, watercress, coriander, and so on.
    • Toss together radishes, lemon juice and oil.
    • The bacalhau is mixed with bits of parsley and cilantro (and too much potato, to my taste) and served with a colorful salad of radishes, blood oranges, and beets.
  • 2The plant of the cabbage family which yields the radish.
    • Raphanus sativus, family Cruciferae
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    • If you want to get kids interested in gardening - let them plant radishes.
    • Remove old kale, mustard and turnip plants before harlequin bugs have a chance to reproduce, and plant successions of radishes, peas, lettuce, spinach, beets, carrots and Chinese greens.
    • For an on-going summer of excitement, plant another set of radishes every four days or so; this will keep your supply going.


Old English rædic, from Latin radix, radic- 'root'.

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