What does carrot mean?

Definitions for carrot
ˈkær ətcar·rot

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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";

Wiktionary

  1. carrot(Noun)

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

    Etymology: carotte, from carota.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carrot(noun)

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

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

  2. Carrot(noun)

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

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

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.

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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Numerology

  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. David Fleming:

    At present, we have a policy-response (to climate change) shaped by sophisticated climate science, brilliant technology and pop behaviourism, based on simple assumptions about carrot-and-stick incentives.

  2. Jim Davis:

    Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

  3. Helen Clark:

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

  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. Nevadaand Mike Enzi of Wyoming:

    The IRS continues to confuse the stick with the carrot, rewarding their employees’ bad behavior with favorable outcomes, common sense would suggest that an employee who was fired for misconduct or poor performance shouldn’t be hired back, but the IRS’s outrageous and bewildering behavior continues to defylogic.

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