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daikon

[ dahy-kuhn, -kon ]

noun

  1. a large, elongated, white winter radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, used especially in Asian cuisine and sometimes pickled.


daikon

/ ˈdaɪkɒn /

noun

  1. another name for mooli


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Word History and Origins

Origin of daikon1

1890–95; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese big + gēn root
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Word History and Origins

Origin of daikon1

C20: Japanese, from dai big + kon root
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Example Sentences

Sakai also makes a traditional New Year’s salad with lightly seasoned daikon radish, carrots, and sliced hoshigaki.

From Eater

Here Mata did the family washing; dried daikon in winter, and sweet-potato slices in the summer sun.

Also I am afraid that you would not like the odours of fish below stairs, of daikon, and of other things all mixed up together.

Here as elsewhere daikon were hung up to dry on walls and trees, and looked like giant tallow candles.

One of the islands we visited bore the name of the giant radish, Daikon, which is itself a corruption of the word for octopus.

In addition to the roots sent into Tokyo, there is a large export trade in daikon salted in casks.

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