American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A white radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) of Japan, having a long root that is eaten raw, pickled, or cooked. Also called Chinese radish, Japanese radish, Oriental radish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large variety of radish, Raphanus sativus, one of the most important root-crops cultivated in Japan. It is eaten raw or boiled, and when pickled forms the chief relish of the people.
- n. A white, large cultivar of radish, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, used in the cuisines of Japan, China, and Korea.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a radish of Japan (Raphanus sativus longipinnatus) with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked.
- n. radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked
- From Japanese 大根 daikon. (Wiktionary)
- Japanese : dai, big (from Middle Chinese daj, thaj) + kon, root (from Middle Chinese kən). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The literal meaning of the word daikon is Japanese white radish.”
“And there are the large, long white Asian radishes, best known by the Japanese term daikon, which can be more than a foot/25 cm long and weigh 6 lb/3 kg.”
“But I still think that Lisa's daikon is more erotic ....”
“I could have swore itlooked and tasted like ginger … usually pickled daikon is cut a lot thicker, isn’t it?”
“But I think kimchi has more micronutrients in it, though, bec. there's ginger, hot pepper, buchu (garlic chives, medicinal) and nappa cabbage (as opposed to regular cabbage) has the l. plantarum, a daikon, which is a hugely natural source of probiotics.”
“Some flavors like mint, cilantro, and the large Asian radish called daikon are so bright and clean that one bite makes you do a double take.”
“Unfortunately, he also nicknamed her "daikon", since the shape of her pigtails reminded him of a daikon radish, a word that also means 'bad actor'.”
“Back in the present, and not only does Leo's presence distract Konoe from the vital performance, but when she reintroduces herself, he only remembers her as 'daikon', earning him a slap (most likely the first of many).”
“The best daikon cake I have found so far is at Thai Market on Amsterdam & 108th St., but theirs is just an appetizer.”
“And the top was strewn with strips of egg (I think?), a piece of imitation crab, a slice of daikon, and fish eggs.”
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