Definitions for carrotˈkær ət
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a plant, Daucuscarota, of the parsley family, having fernlike leaves and umbels of small white flowers.
the orange to yellow root of this plant, eaten raw or cooked.
something offered as an incentive.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of carrot:
1525–35; < MF carotte < LL carōta < Gk karōtón, der. of kárē head
deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
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
orange root; important source of carotene
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
a long orange vegetable
A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, orange, sweet root, Daucus carota in the Family Apiaceae.
Origin: carotte, from carota.
an umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties
the esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle-shaped, and of a reddish yellow color
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.
Translations for carrot
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a vegetable with) an edible, orange, pointed root.
- cenouraPortuguese (BR)
- die MöhreGerman
- ګازړه، زردكه (كاجره)Pashto
- 胡蘿蔔Chinese (Trad.)
- củ cà rốtVietnamese
- 胡萝卜Chinese (Simp.)
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