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radish (n.)

cruciferous plant cultivated from antiquity for its crisp, slightly pungent, edible root, Middle English radich, from late Old English rædic "radish," from Latin radicem (nominative radix) "root, radish" (from PIE root *wrād- "branch, root"). The spelling in English is perhaps influenced by Old French radise, variant of radice, from Vulgar Latin *radicina, from radicem.

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Definitions of radish from WordNet

radish (n.)
pungent fleshy edible root;
radish (n.)
radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked;
Synonyms: daikon / Japanese radish / Raphanus sativus longipinnatus
radish (n.)
pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants;
radish (n.)
Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw;
Synonyms: Raphanus sativus
radish (n.)
a cruciferous plant of the genus Raphanus having a pungent edible root;
Synonyms: radish plant
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