a Japanese radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) having a long, white root that is eaten raw or cooked
Origin of daikonJapanese from dai, big + kon, root
A white radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) having a long root that is eaten as a vegetable, either raw, pickled, or cooked, in eastern Asian cuisine. Also called Chinese radish . Also called Japanese radish .
Origin of daikonJapanese dai big ( from Early Middle Chinese dajh ) ( akin to Mandarin dà ) kon root ( from Early Middle Chinese kən ) ( also the source of Mandarin gēn )
Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus
From Japanese 大根 daikon.