daikon

[dahy-kuhn, -kon]
noun
a large, elongated, white winter radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, used especially in Asian cuisine and sometimes pickled.
Also called Chinese radish, Oriental radish.


Origin:
1890–95; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese big + gēn root

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daikon (ˈdaɪkɒn)
 
n
another name for mooli
 
[C20: Japanese, from dai big + kon root]

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Example sentences
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.
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