A pile of daikon radishes at a farmers market.
daikon definition by Webster's New World
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a Japanese radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) having a long, white root that is eaten raw or cooked
daikon definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A white radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) of Japan, having a long root that is eaten raw, pickled, or cooked. Also called Chinese radish, Japanese radish, Oriental radish.
Origin: Japanese : dai, big (from Middle Chinese daj, thaj) + kon, root (from Middle Chinese kən).