What does carrot mean?

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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";

Wiktionary

  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.

Wikipedia

  1. Carrot

    The carrot (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) is a root vegetable, typically orange in color, though purple, black, red, white, and yellow cultivars exist, all of which are domesticated forms of the wild carrot, Daucus carota, native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. The most commonly eaten part of the plant is the taproot, although the stems and leaves are also eaten. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its enlarged, more palatable, less woody-textured taproot. The carrot is a biennial plant in the umbellifer family, Apiaceae. At first, it grows a rosette of leaves while building up the enlarged taproot. Fast-growing cultivars mature within three months (90 days) of sowing the seed, while slower-maturing cultivars need a month longer (120 days). The roots contain high quantities of alpha- and beta-carotene, and are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin B6. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that world production of carrots and turnips (these plants are combined by the FAO) for 2018 was 40 million tonnes, with 45% of the world total grown in China. Carrots are commonly consumed raw or cooked in various cuisines.

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  1. carrot

    A carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in color, that is native to Europe and Southwestern Asia. It is known for its crisp texture when fresh and is often eaten raw, cooked, or used in various dishes. The carrot is rich in vitamins and nutrients, especially vitamin A, and is cultivated for its taproot, which can grow up to a foot long. Its green, leafy tops are also edible and are sometimes used in cooking.

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. ]

Wikidata

  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. Jane Houlihan:

    As a parent, you don't know what you're picking up out of the produce bin, is it elevated because of the cultivar -- the particular type of sweet potato or carrot ? Or is it elevated because it's grown in an area where the soil has naturally high levels of lead ? Answering these questions will be the responsibility of government regulators and industry, Houlihan said. The FDA has a Closer to Zero campaign, for example, which could take on the issue.CNN has reached out to The FDA for comment but hasn't yet received a response.

  2. Mariza Snyder:

    Abdullah — who now weighs less than she did pre-pregnancy — tries to reach for spices when preparing each meal of the day. For example, she mixes cinnamon into her breakfast smoothies to manage insulin levels and keep blood sugar low, and sprinkles nuts with red chili powder, which increases metabolism, as well as salt, pepper and cumin. For a quick dinner, she marinates chicken overnight with cumin, ginger, garlic, jalapenos, smoked paprika and coriander. She referenced her cauliflower, pea and carrot medley with turmeric, which reduces inflammation. Experts say spices can be beneficial for weight loss, but an active lifestyle and eating well overall are key. Dr. Mariza Snyder, author of The Matcha Miracle, said exercising, avoiding processed foods, and opting for a plant-based diet when possible is crucial. Today, in addition to adding spices to Mariza Snyder food, Abdullah works out about twice a week. Mariza Snyder’s energetic and confident, and no longer feels deprived. Plus, Mariza Snyder weight is at an all-time low for Mariza Snyder adult life. My life has changed because I seek out more active things to do now.

  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. 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. Gunter Kuhnle:

    Replacing a sugary snack with carrot sticks is likely to improve health -- and have a beneficial effect on CVD risk. That wouldn't be the case when replacing a whole-grain snack with carrots.

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