Daikon definition

dīkŏn, -kən
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.
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A Japanese radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) having a long, white root that is eaten raw or cooked.
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A white, large cultivar of radish, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, used in the cuisines of Japan, China, and Korea.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
daikon
Plural:
daikons

Origin of daikon

  • Japanese dai big (from Early Middle Chinese dajh) (akin to Mandarin ) kon root (from Early Middle Chinese kən) (also the source of Mandarin gēn)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 大根 daikon.

    From Wiktionary