I bought a vegetable from a Korean food store which all I can describe as is a parsnip with the same dimensions but about two feet long. Is there a name for this?

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    Do you have it still? Can you include an image?
    – Catija
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 19:12
  • @Catija not with me, but I will tomorrow.
    – PStag
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 19:13

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Sounds like Daikon Radish to me. It is commonly found in Korean supermarkets and looks slightly like parsnip. Some can grow longer than 2 feet.

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Another possibility is Parsley Root. These look very similar to Parsnips but are generally not as bulbous near the top, longer and more slender.

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    That's my guess, too...
    – Catija
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 19:15
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    I was thinking immediately of daikon as well :) The parsley roots I've seen are smaller than parsnips.
    – Mien
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 11:46
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    What is the flavor of parsley root like? It certainly LOOKS like a parsnip!
    – Erica
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 15:28
  • @Erica, unsurprisingly parsley root taste a lot like parsley leaves. It is a clean, "fresh" flavor very unlike parsnips which has a slightly pungent but nutty sweet flavor.
    – Jay
    Commented Mar 17, 2016 at 17:21

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