Definition of "radish" []

  • A Eurasian plant (Raphanus sativus) having a fleshy edible root and white to purple flowers clustered in a terminal raceme. (noun)
  • The pungent root of this plant, eaten raw as an appetizer and in salads. (noun)
  • Any of various plants of the genus Raphanus, esp R. sativus of Europe and Asia, cultivated for its edible root: family Brassicaceae (crucifers) (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The root of this plant, which has a pungent taste and is eaten raw in salads (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "radish" in a sentence
  • "The radish is really what intrigues me here though."
  • "I also got some more arugula, sorrel, green onions, lettuces, beet greens and a couple of tiny tiny beets, and one radish from the sunnier edge of the patch that was actually edible."
  • "I'll bet most people don't know how a radish is supposed to taste."