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ˈkær ətcar·rot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carrotnoun

    deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant

  2. carrot, cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativanoun

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

  3. carrotnoun

    orange root; important source of carotene

  4. carrotnoun

    promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"

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


  1. carrotnoun

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

  2. Etymology: carotte, from carota.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CARROTnoun

    daucus, Lat. It hath a fleshy root; the leaves are divided into narrow segments; the petals of the flower are unequal, and shaped like a heart; the umbel, when ripe, is hollowed and contracted, appearing somewhat like a bird’s nest; the seeds are hairy, and in shape of lice. The species are;1. Common wild carrot.2. Dwarf wild carrot, with broader leaves.3. Dark red-rooted garden carrot.4. The orange coloured carrot.5. The white carrot. The first grows wild upon arable land, and is seldom cultivated. This is the particular sort which should be used in medicine, and for which the druggists commonly sell the seeds of the garden carrot. The third and fourth sorts are commonly cultivated for the kitchen; as is the fifth sort, though not so common in England. The white is generally preferred for the sweetest. But, in order to preserve carrots for use all the winter and spring, about the beginning of November, when the green leaves are decayed, dig them up, and lay them in sand in a dry place, where the frost cannot come to them. Philip Miller

    Etymology: carote, Fr.

    Carrots, though garden roots, yet they do well in the fields for seed, though the land for them should rather be digged than plowed. John Mortimer.

    His spouse orders the sack to be immediately opened, and greedily pulls out of it half a dozen bunches of carrots. John Dennis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carrotnoun

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

  2. Carrotnoun

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

  3. Etymology: [F. carotte, fr. L. carota; cf. Gr. ]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carrot

    kar′ut, n. a genus of Umbelliferæ, having a tapering root of a reddish or yellowish colour: the root itself, which is edible and sweet.—adj. Carr′oty, carrot-coloured, applied to the hair. [Fr. carotte—L. carota.]

Editors Contribution

  1. carrot

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    Carrots are crunchy, beautiful and good food.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carrot in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carrot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of carrot in a Sentence

  1. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez:

    I hope that the U.S. government understands that it can't handle Cuba with a carrot and Venezuela with a garrote.

  2. Helen Clark:

    The carrot is a happy and harmonious society, the only stick is shame.

  3. Robinson Jeffers:

    Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market or the precipice.

  4. Peter Dumas:

    Parole is supposed to be that carrot. If you’re good while you’re incarcerated you’re supposed to get parole, she doesn’t know what more she can do really.

  5. Police Executive Director Jim Pasco:

    They put out a carrot, but it's a fake carrot.

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