Daikon

subspecies of plant

Daikon[2] (Japanese for 'big root') or mooli,[3] Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, is a mild-flavored winter radish usually characterized by fast-growing leaves and a long, white, napiform root.

Daikon
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GenusRaphanus
SpeciesRaphanus sativus
SubspeciesR. sativus subsp. longipinnatus
Cultivar groupWhite radish
OriginNorth China[1]
Daikon Radish
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Radishes in Okage Yoko-chō, Japan
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese蘿蔔
Simplified Chinese萝卜
Literal meaning"White radish "
Korean name
Hangul왜무
Literal meaningWae radish
Japanese name
Kanji大根
Kanaだいこん

ReferencesEdit

  1. Collins, Theophilos; Goodwin, Katie (1997). "Radish" (PDF). Hamilton College: Food for Thought: 1.
  2. "daikon". Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  3. "mooli". Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Retrieved 2021-07-28.