Carrot definition

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A biennial Eurasian plant (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) in the parsley family, widely cultivated as an annual for its edible taproot.
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Something offered as an inducement, like a carrot dangled before a donkey's nose.
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The fleshy, orange-red root of the cultivated strain of this plant (var. sativa), eaten as a vegetable.
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A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, orange, sweet root, Daucus carota in the family Apiaceae.
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A shade of orange similar to the flesh of carrots.

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A motivational tool.
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The usually tapering, elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
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Queen Anne's lace.
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A reward offered for desired behavior; an inducement.
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A biennial plant (Daucus carota) of the umbel family, with fernlike leaves and compound umbels of white flowers, usually with one red flower in the center: only the cultivated variety is edible.
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carrot and stick
  • pleasant inducements or promised rewards coupled with threats
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carrot
Plural:
carrots

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of carrot

  • French carotte from Old French garroite from Latin carōta from Greek karōton ker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French carotte, from Latin carota.

    From Wiktionary