radish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n radish pungent fleshy edible root
    • n radish a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root
    • n radish Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw
    • n radish pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants
    • n radish radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ten radishes only contain eight calories
    • n Radish răd"ĭsh (Bot) The pungent fleshy root of a well-known cruciferous plant (Raphanus sativus); also, the whole plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The annual Night of the Radishes is held in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's held on December 23rd of every year as part of a pre-Christmas tradition. Farmers carve figures from radishes and display them in the city's main plaza.
    • n radish A plant, Raphanus sativus, cultivated for its edible root; also other species of the same genus. (See phrases below.) The radish of cultivation is unknown in a wild state, but is thought by many to be derived from the wild radish, R. Raphanistrum. It has been highly prized from the days of ancient Egypt for its crisp fleshy root, which is little nutritious, but pleasantly pungent and antiscorbutic, and is mostly eaten raw as a relish or in salads. The radish commonly must be young and fresh, but some varieties are grown for winter use. The root varies greatly in size (but is ordinarily caten when small), in form (being long and tapering, turnip-shaped, olive-shaped, etc.), and also in color (being white, scarlet, pink, reddish-purple, yellowish, or brown). The leaves were formerly boiled and eaten, and the green pods make a pickle somewhat resembling capers.
    • n radish A root of this plant.
    • n radish Same as water-radish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Radish rad′ish an annual whose succulent pungent root is eaten raw as a salad
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Quotations

  • Samuel Beckett
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    “What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. radis—Prov. raditz—L. radix, radicis, a root.

Usage

In literature:

Took tea with fifteen others, very good bread and butter, also turnips, radishes, and strawberry preserves.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Radishes may also now be sown in beds prepared by digging and freshly turned up.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
In India radishes are cooked just as other vegetables, and radish bujea is very popular.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Undressed salad is sometimes served with them, or radishes, butter, and cheese.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
Garnish with thin slices of radish, and a radish so cut as to represent a tulip.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
When the radishes were consumed they invaded the Inn and assaulted the water tank in force.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Then they ate their luncheon of bread and butter, cheese and milk, with some radishes from father's garden.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
The same remarks apply to radishes, and to parsnips.
"Health on the Farm" by H. F. Harris
They also brought a bunch of some plant which resembled a radish.
"The Corsair King" by Mór Jókai
Radishes flew about me like hail.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Radishes are hard to digest.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Once in the afternoon when Radish was sitting in our wing, Dolyhikov entered unexpectedly, very sunburnt, and grey with dust.
"The House with the Mezzanine and Other Stories" by Anton Tchekoff
Toward noon, however, she made an excursion to the garden for lettuce and radishes.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
Vegetables are in great plenty, and consist of pumpkins, lettuce, onions, radishes, very long squashes, etc.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
I wouldn't think you'd have the nerve, after what you've done to my radishes.
"Rim o' the World" by B. M. Bower
Radish Salad 257 877.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
Our captors now treated us to rice-broth, herrings, radishes, tea, and sago.
"Hair Breadth Escapes" by T. S. Arthur
Radish feast at Oxford, 610.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Radish, Striped Triumph, handsome, early, crisp.
"The Mayflower, January, 1905" by Various
I have grown radishes in my little garden, because nursie liked them for tea.
"A City Schoolgirl" by May Baldwin
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In poetry:

The windows blush with fresh bouquets,
Cut with the May-dew on their lips;
The radish all its bloom displays,
Pink as Aurora's finger-tips.
"Spring Has Come" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
History repeats itself - radishes too
And once off the coast of Mombassy
I fell in the sea and a whale swallowed me
And I spent three whole days in its chassis.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
Warm spring wind, spots of cheviot and mud,
Early naileries' hoots faraway,
On the grater of cobble-stones road,
As on radishes lavishly sprayed,
Tears stand out clearly at break of day.
"I hang limp on the Creator's pen" by Boris Pasternak
Folk who let their daughters grow
Without achieving a husband
Might easily forget to fence their garden,
Or let their radishes grow flower and rank
When they could eat them ripe and tender.
"The Gao Flower" by Edward Powys Mathers

In news:

1 pound radishes sliced thin.
1 small bunch radishes , cut into 1/4-inch wedges.
The radishes , after we ripped them off the turnip leaves, we gave away.
The radishes have experienced both row cover coddling and brave exposure to all the elements.
Radish and Obama's burning building.
5 radishes , diced small.
In a mixing bowl, combine kale, radishes , and garlic.
Stop by Radish Underground soon to snap up great new apparel from Anne Kimball, Paloma Soledad, Janeane Marie, Eve Gravel, Studio SKB and various lines of tees.
Round red radishes , trimmed, at room temperature.
Power to the people—who pull radishes out of the ground.
A handful of radishes pulled from The Dirt's garden.
1 bunch radishes , trimmed and scrubbed, sliced very thinly.
1 small bunch radishes , trimmed and finely diced (about 1 cup).
4 cups radish leaves, loosely packed.
Worried radish , troubled turnip: Authors give feelings to food.
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