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Definition of "daikon" [daikon]

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daikon" in a sentence
  • "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 ...."