from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) having a fleshy edible root and white to purple flowers clustered in a terminal raceme.
- n. The pungent root of this plant, eaten raw as an appetizer and in salads.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant of the Brassicaceae family, Raphanus sativus, having an edible root
- n. The pungent root of this plant, usually eaten raw in salads etc
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The pungent fleshy root of a well-known cruciferous plant (Raphanus sativus); also, the whole plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Raphanus sativus, cultivated for its edible root; also other species of the same genus. (See phrases below.)
- n. A root of this plant.
- n. Same as water-radish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
- n. radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
- n. pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants
- n. Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw
- n. pungent fleshy edible root
Middle English radiche, from Old English rædic, from Latin rādīx, rādīc-, root.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English redic, rædic, from Latin rādīce, the ablative singular of rādix ("root"); later readopted from French radis, from Portuguese raditz, from Latin. Also see: eradicate. (Wiktionary)