[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 big + gēn root
Also called Chinese radish, Oriental radish.
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another name for mooli

Word Origin for daikon

C20: Japanese, from dai big + kon root
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