daikon

noun
dai·​kon | \ ˈdī-kən How to pronounce daikon (audio) \

Definition of daikon

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

Examples of daikon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After rinsing and draining for a final time, squeeze daikon slightly to wring out any excess liquid. Betty Liu, Bon Appétit, "Tangy, Crunchy Soy-Pickled Radishes Are On Constant Rotation In My Kitchen," 20 Mar. 2021 This process rids the raw daikon of its spicy and bitter taste, leaving behind its deep, floral notes. Betty Liu, Bon Appétit, "Tangy, Crunchy Soy-Pickled Radishes Are On Constant Rotation In My Kitchen," 20 Mar. 2021 Now that few chefs are looking for clever garnishes, Norwich Farms has come to rely on the Union Square Greenmarket to sell sunchokes, daikon radish, lettuce and purple carrots. New York Times, "Small Farms in N.Y. Are Experiencing a Surprising Boom. Here’s Why.," 8 May 2020 From there, toppings include bean sprouts, black beans, carrots, red cabbage, kale, daikon, kimchi and more. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Bibibop to open Strongsville location," 31 Jan. 2020 Just heat some oil, add some scallions, ginger, and garlic, pour in the chicken broth (ideally homemade, but at least high-quality), whisk in gochujang and soy sauce, then add daikon, then the kimchi and tofu, simmer, aaaaaaand done. Sasha Levine, Bon Appétit, "I Have This Tofu Kimchi Soup Recipe Memorized," 10 Jan. 2020 The directions suggested that the next course, chopped raw hamachi with mustard oil and seaweed, be plated in a ring mold, with purple daikon matchsticks and black lime salt sprinkled on top. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "We tried 5 Bay Area restaurant meal kits created for coronavirus shelter in place," 1 May 2020 From there, toppings include bean sprouts, black beans, carrots, red cabbage, kale, daikon, kimchi and more. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Bibibop to open Strongsville location," 31 Jan. 2020 Sure, 99 Ranch carries staples like bok choy and gai lan (aka Chinese broccoli), but Ng makes a bee line to tall stalks of daikon leaf. Shirley Leung, BostonGlobe.com, "5 things you have to check out at the new 99 Ranch supermarket," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of daikon

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daikon

Japanese, from dai big + kon root

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6 Apr 2021

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“Daikon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daikon. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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