Definitions for carrotˈkær ət

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•rotˈkær ət(n.)

  1. a plant, Daucuscarota, of the parsley family, having fernlike leaves and umbels of small white flowers.

    Category: Plants

  2. the orange to yellow root of this plant, eaten raw or cooked.

    Category: Plants

  3. something offered as an incentive.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of carrot:

1525–35; < MF carotte < LL carōta < Gk karōtón, der. of kárē head

car′rot•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carrot(noun)

    deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant

  2. carrot, cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa(noun)

    perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions

  3. carrot(noun)

    orange root; important source of carotene

  4. carrot(noun)

    promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"

    "used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote";

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. carrot(noun)ˈkær ət

    a long orange vegetable

Wiktionary

  1. carrot(Noun)

    A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, orange, sweet root, Daucus carota in the Family Apiaceae.

  2. Origin: carotte, from carota.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carrot(noun)

    an umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties

  2. Carrot(noun)

    the esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle-shaped, and of a reddish yellow color

Freebase

  1. Carrot

    The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that world production of carrots and turnips for calendar year 2011 was almost 35.658 million tonnes. Almost half were grown in China.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

carrot(noun)

(a vegetable with) an edible, orange, pointed root.

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