White Radish

Daikon radish on the wood background
Synonyms:
Daikon, Mooli
Categories: Medicinal Plant
Daikon (Wikipedia)
Daikon
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GenusRaphanus
SpeciesRaphanus sativus
SubspeciesR. sativus subsp. longipinnatus
Cultivar groupWhite radish
OriginNorth China
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

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 (other names are listed below). Originally native to continental East Asia, daikon is harvested and consumed throughout the region, as well as in South Asia, and is now available internationally. In some locations daikon is planted for its ability to break up compacted soils and recover nutrients, but not harvested.

White Radish (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From its characteristic color.

Noun

white radish (plural white radishes)

  1. Synonym of daikon

Synonyms

  • See daikon
  • giant white radish
  • long white radish
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