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 During a recent lunch at Spring Cafe, diners quietly served themselves chainaki, an Afghan stew, from teapots, delivered with side dishes of sliced daikon and serrano chile. New York Times, 18 Apr. 2022 In a large pot over high heat, combine the daikon with 1/2 cup of the water and bring to a boil. Washington Post, 21 Jan. 2022 The smell of lemongrass chicken skewers on the grill would bring them stomping back to the river bank where their parents would shove balls of rice, barbecue chicken and pickled daikon in their mouths. AZCentral.com, 18 Aug. 2021 After rinsing and draining for a final time, squeeze daikon slightly to wring out any excess liquid. Betty Liu, Bon Appétit, 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, 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, 8 May 2020 From there, toppings include bean sprouts, black beans, carrots, red cabbage, kale, daikon, kimchi and more. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 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, 10 Jan. 2020 See More

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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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30 Apr 2022

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“Daikon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daikon. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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