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Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus
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. Also called Chinese radish, Japanese radish.
[Japanese : dai, big (from Early Middle Chinese dajh; akin to Mandarin dà) + kon, root (from Early Middle Chinese kən; also the source of Mandarin gēn).]
(Cookery) another name for mooli
[C20: Japanese, from dai big + kon root]
dai•kon(ˈdaɪ kən, -kɒn)
a large, elongated, white winter radish, Raphanus sativus longipinnatus, used esp. in Japanese cooking.
[1890–95; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, = Chinese dà big + gēn root]