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daikon (noun)
a large long hard white radish used especially in Asian cuisine , also a plant () whose root is a daikon - Raphanus sativus longipinnatus
Daikon (Wikipedia)

Daikon (Japanese for 'big root') or mooli,Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, is a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root. Originally native to continental East Asia, daikon is harvested and consumed throughout the region, as well as in South Asia, and is available internationally. In some locations daikon is planted for its ability to break up compacted soils and recover nutrients, but not harvested.

Different kinds of White Radish.png
From left to right: watermelon radish, daikon, bái luóbo, waemu, yeolmu and ponytail radish
SpeciesRaphanus sativus
SubspeciesR. sativus subsp. longipinnatus
Cultivar groupWhite radish
OriginNorth China
Daikon Radish
Radishes in Okage Yoko-chō, Japan
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蘿蔔
Simplified Chinese萝卜
Literal meaning"White radish "
Korean name
Literal meaningWae radish
Japanese name

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