Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

daikon

play
noun dai·kon \ˈdī-kən\

Definition of daikon

  1. :  a large long hard white radish used especially in Asian cuisine; also :  a plant (Raphanus sativus longipinnatus) whose root is a daikon



Origin of daikon

Japanese, from dai big + kon root


First Known Use: 1876


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up daikon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to manage or play awkwardly

Get Word of the Day daily email!