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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

Etymologies

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)

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  • radish...well its kinda reddish...rad .... *thinks really fast* ....uh....yummy!

    June 18, 2012

  • My old link isn't so rad. Here's another: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Night_of_the_Radishes&oldid=495489370.

    June 15, 2012

  • I've picked a few picayune specimens already, or rather my kids have. And yesterday we had our first strawberry, surprisingly red after a soggy spring.

    June 13, 2011

  • I began harvesting the first crop of radishes from my vegetable garden in the Gem State last night. Plump like a plum; as big as your thumb.

    June 13, 2011

  • Night of the Radishes.

    December 23, 2010

  • rad-ish! to reiterate whichbe's definition.

    November 11, 2010

  • I lerve whichbe's definition. Great citation on destiny, too.

    May 24, 2009

  • I like WeirdNet's "pungent fleshy edible root" better than "radish." I think I'll use that from now on.

    November 23, 2008

  • A plate belonging to an Egyptian sun god.

    November 22, 2008

  • Nice!

    November 22, 2008

  • Somewhat rad.

    November 22, 2008