Definitions for daikonˈdaɪ kən, -kɒn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dai•konˈdaɪ kən, -kɒn(n.)

  1. a large, elongated, white winter radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, used esp. in Japanese cooking.

    Category: Plants

Origin of daikon:

1890–95; < Japn < MChin, = Chin big +gēn root

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radish, daikon, Japanese radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus(noun)

    radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked


  1. daikon(Noun)

    A white, large cultivar of radish, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, used in the cuisines of Japan, China, and Korea.

  2. Origin: From 大根 daikon.


  1. Daikon

    Daikon, mooli, or white radish is a mild-flavoured, very large, white East Asian radish with a wide variety of culinary uses. Despite often being associated with Japan, it was originally cultivated in continental Asia.


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