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Rádish. n.s. [rædic, Sax. radis, raifort, Fr. raphanus, Lat.] A root.

The flower of the radish consists of four leaves, which are placed in the form of a cross; out of the flower-cup rises the pointal, which afterward turns to a pod in form of an horn, that is thick, spungy, and furnished with a double row of roundish seeds, which are separated by a thin membrane: there are five species; of that which is commonly cultivated in the kitchen-gardens for its root, there are several varieties; as the small topped, the deep-red, and the long topped stripped radish. Miller.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58)

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