Definition of Raphanus sativus
1. Noun. Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw.
Group relationships: Genus Raphanus, Raphanus
Generic synonyms: Radish, Radish Plant
Terms within: Isothiocyanate
Lexicographical Neighbors of Raphanus Sativus
Literary usage of Raphanus sativus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera, Jerome Beers Thomas (1901)
"Ovary flattened. Seed vessel quadrangular, nodular, glabrous, containing many oval seeds. Raphanus sativus, L. NOM. VULG. ..."
2. Hull's Jahr: A New Manual of Homoeopathic Practice by Gottlieb Heinrich Georg Jahr, Amos Gerald Hull, Frederick Greenwood Snelling, Charles Julius Hempel (1885)
"Raphanus sativus. RAPH.— Radish.— See " Revue Crit. et Retrospect de la Mat. Med. Spec.," 1840 s. — To drink a quantity of water. — Milk and water increase ..."
3. Useful Plants of Japan Described and Illustrated by Dai Nihon Nōkai (1895)
"This is a variety got from the seed of 98. b sown in the village of Shogoin in the district of Atago, province Yamashiro. £9. Raphanus sativus, Z., var., ..."