Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A white radish (Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus) having a long root that is eaten as a vegetable, either raw, pickled, or cooked, in eastern Asian cuisine.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a radish of Japan (Raphanus sativus longipinnatus) with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A white, large cultivar of radish, Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, used in the cuisines of Japan, China, and Korea.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun radish of Japan with a long hard durable root eaten raw or cooked

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese : dai, big (from Early Middle Chinese dajh; akin to Mandarin ) + kon, root (from Early Middle Chinese kən; also the source of Mandarin gēn).]

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From Japanese 大根 daikon.

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