radish

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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.

A bundle of European radishes.

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radish (plural radishes)

  1. (botany) The common radish (Raphanus sativus), a fast-growing plant with a short edible taproot; (cooking) the taproot itself as a foodstuff.
  2. (botany) Any plant of the Raphanus genus, including the East Asian daikon and rat-tail radishes; (cooking) their taproots.

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