radish

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a small plant with red or white roots used mainly in salads

Food

  • The root of a plant, Raphanus sativus and R. sativus Longipinnus Group, of the mustard family grown in many forms and colours from 1 cm diameter spheres to 30 cm long carrot-like roots and with colours from white through red to black. The crisp white flesh has a slightly peppery flavour of varying degrees of strength. Generally used raw in salads and for decoration in many sculpted shapes. The larger varieties, e.g. mooli, may be eaten raw, cooked or pickled. The young leaves are also edible.

Travel

  • noun a small red root vegetable with a pungent flavour, eaten raw in salads
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