Sorte de raifort cultivé, de forme conique, rose ou noir, le radis se mange cru en hors-d'oeuvre avec du beurre et du sel.
ETYM French radis; cf. Italian radice, Pr. raditz; all from Latin radix, -icis, a root, an edible root, especially a radish, akin to Eng. wort. Related to Wort, Eradicate, Race a root, Radix.
1. Eurasian plant widely cultivated for its edible pungent root usually eaten raw; SYN. Raphanus sativus.
2. Pungent edible root of any of various cultivated radish plants.
3. Pungent fleshy edible root.
Annual herb Raphanus sativus, family Cruciferae. It is native to Europe and Asia, and cultivated for its fleshy, pungent, edible root, which is usually reddish but sometimes white or black.