Daikon meaning

dī'kŏn', -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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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)