[dahy-kuh n, -kon]
- a large, elongated, white winter radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, used especially in Asian cuisine and sometimes pickled.
Origin of daikon
1890–95; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese dà big + gēn root
Also called Chinese radish, Oriental radish.
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Examples from the Web for daikon
There is daikon production up to the value of about a million yen.The Foundations of Japan
J.W. Robertson Scott
Ah, its a miserable girl I am—and Ive cooked his daikon and mended his hakama a hundred times.Japanese Fairy Tales
This daikon is very cheap, and is a chief part of the diet of that small portion of the population that cannot afford rice.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
The island is celebrated for thermal springs, oranges and daikon (radishes), which sometimes grow to a weight of 70 ℔.
He found near by a shop for the sale of everything, from tobacco to daikon (radish), both odoriferous, yet lacking perfume.The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari
James S. De Benneville
- another name for mooli
C20: Japanese, from dai big + kon root