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. Abderrahman Hassi:

    Unsilenceable: An outspoken person, usually in politics or in organizational life,that cannot be shut down neither by carrot nor by stick. Unsilenceable people say what they think and let their heart and soul speak out loud with no terror of being shut down. Abderrahman Hassi

  2. 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.

  3. Bart Staes:

    Countries opposed to GMOs are given the carrot of being able to opt-out of these authorisations, but the scheme approved today fails to give them a legally-watertight basis for doing so. This is a false solution.

  4. Robinson Jeffers:

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

  5. Jennifer Hetterscheidt:

    She had a dog-friendly carrot cake, the interior of the house was completely decorated, she got all her favorite foods like blueberries, bread and pasta, of course, in moderation.

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