Definition of Radish

1. Noun. Pungent fleshy edible root.

Generic synonyms: Root Vegetable, Cruciferous Vegetable
Group relationships: Radish Plant

2. Noun. Radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked.

3. Noun. Pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants.
Group relationships: Radish Plant
Generic synonyms: Root

4. Noun. Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw.
Exact synonyms: Raphanus Sativus
Group relationships: Genus Raphanus, Raphanus
Generic synonyms: Radish Plant
Terms within: Isothiocyanate

5. Noun. A cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root.
Exact synonyms: Radish Plant
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Raphanus, Raphanus
Specialized synonyms: Raphanus Sativus, Daikon, Japanese Radish, Raphanus Sativus Longipinnatus

Definition of Radish

1. n. The pungent fleshy root of a well-known cruciferous plant (Raphanus sativus); also, the whole plant.

Definition of Radish

1. Noun. A plant of the ''Brassicaceae'' family, ''Raphanus sativus'', having an edible root ¹

2. Noun. The pungent root of this plant, usually eaten raw in salads etc ¹

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Definition of Radish

1. a pungent, edible root [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Radish

1. The pungent fleshy root of a well-known cruciferous plant (Paphanus sativus); also, the whole plant. Radish fly, a small two-winged fly (Anthomyia raphani) whose larvae burrow in radishes. It resembles the onion fly. Rat-tailed radish, the jointed charlock. Origin: F. Radis; cf. It. Radice, Pr. Raditz: all fr. L. Radix, -icis, a root, an edible root, especially a radish, akin to E. Wort. See Wort, and cf. Eradicate, Race a root, Radix. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Radish

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radish (current term)
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Literary usage of Radish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"A radish-CABBAGE HYBRID Cross Between Two Genera Shows Extraordinary Vigor but Absolute Sterility— I Pollen Irregular Both in Size and in Shape—Two Extra ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"The radish is variable in size, shape, color, and consistency of root and in season of ... The origin and nativity of the radish are questions of dispute. ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"If a radish is placed upon a scorpion, it will cause its death. radishes are useful, too, in cases of poisoning by fungi" or henbane ; and according to ..."

4. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"Early in the season, such roots as beet, carrot, radish, and turnip are ... radish Quick and continuous growth, rather cool weather, protection from the ..."

5. A History of the Vegetable Kingdom: Embracing the Physiology of Plants, with by William Rhind (1857)
"The useful qualities of the turnip, the radish, the rape, and the cabbage, with its multiform varieties, are all well known. The greater part of this order ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"While these investigations seem to be conclusive that the radish can be produced from the charlock, they nevertheless do not prove that such was the actual ..."

7. The New American Gardener; Containing Practical Directions on the Culture of by Thomas Green Fessenden (1828)
"HORSE-radish. [or as soon as frost will permit,] eighteen inches of the earth of the unplanted bed must be laid, as light as possible, and equally, ..."

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