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daikon

[dahy-kuh n, -kon] /ˈdaɪ kən, -kɒn/
noun
1.
a large, elongated, white winter radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, used especially in Asian cuisine and sometimes pickled.
Also called Chinese radish, Oriental radish.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese big + gēn root
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Examples for daikon
  • daikon radishes, tomatoes and other vegetables had been set on plates as an offering.
  • Shred daikon and carrot in a food processor fitted with medium shredding disk.
  • On the side are two square tiles of daikon radish boiled in tart mirin, offsetting the oiliness of the fish.
  • She made a delightful dinner of fried tofu and salmon croquettes, boiled daikon root.
  • daikon refers to a wide variety of winter radishes from east asia.
British Dictionary definitions for daikon

daikon

/ˈdaɪkɒn/
noun
1.
another name for mooli
Word Origin
C20: Japanese, from dai big + kon root
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