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car·rot

 (kăr′ət)
n.
1. A biennial Eurasian plant (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) in the parsley family, widely cultivated as an annual for its edible taproot.
2. The usually tapering, elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
3. Queen Anne's lace.
4. A reward offered for desired behavior; an inducement: "The U.S. should use a moratorium on SDI development as a carrot to bring an acceptable offensive arms limitation" (C. Peter Gall).

[French carotte, from Old French garroite, from Latin carōta, from Greek karōton; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

carrot

(ˈkærət)
n
1. (Plants) an umbelliferous plant, Daucus carota sativa, with finely divided leaves and flat clusters of small white flowers. See also wild carrot
2. (Plants) the long tapering orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
3.
a. something offered as a lure or incentive
b. carrot and stick reward and punishment as methods of persuasion
[C16: from Old French carotte, from Late Latin carōta, from Greek karōton; perhaps related to Greek karē head]

car•rot

(ˈkær ət)

n.
1. a plant, Daucuscarota, of the parsley family, having fernlike leaves and umbels of small white flowers.
2. the orange to yellow root of this plant, eaten raw or cooked.
3. something offered as an incentive.
[1525–35; < Middle French carotte < Late Latin carōta < Greek karōtón, derivative of kárē head]
car′rot•y, adj.

Carrot

 a group of objects in the shape of a carrot.
Example: carrot of tobacco, 1808.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrot - deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plantcarrot - deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa, carrot - perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
2.carrot - perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
carrot - orange root; important source of carotene
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
carrot - deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
3.carrot - orange root; important source of carotene
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa, carrot - perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
4.carrot - promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"; "used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote";
reward, reinforcement - an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
Translations
морков
mrkev
gulerod
karoto
porgand
porkkana
mrkva
sárgarépa
wortel
gulrót
ニンジン
당근
morka
burkāns
marchewmarchewka
morcov
mrkva
korenčekkorenje
morot
แครอท
морква
củ cà rốt

carrot

[ˈkærət]
A. Nzanahoria f
to dangle a carrot in front of sb or offer sb a carrotofrecer un incentivo a algn
B. CPD carrot cake Npastel m de zanahoria

carrot

[ˈkærət] n
(= vegetable) → carotte f
(= inducement) → carotte fcarrot and stick carrot-and-stick adj [approach, policy, tactics] → alternant la carotte et le bâton
to use a carrot and stick approach → manier la carotte et le bâtoncarrot cake ngâteau m à la carotte

carrot

nMohrrübe f, → Karotte f, → Möhre f; (fig)Köder m; to dangle a carrot before somebody or in front of somebodyjdm einen Köder unter die Nase halten; the stick and the carrotZuckerbrot und Peitsche

carrot

:
carrot-and-stick
adj carrot policyPolitik fvon Zuckerbrot und Peitsche
carrot cake
nKarottenkuchen m
carrot top
n (hum inf)Rotkopf m, → Kupferdach nt (hum inf)

carrot

[ˈkærət] ncarota

carrot

(ˈkӕrət) noun
(a vegetable with) an edible, orange, pointed root.

carrot

جَزَر mrkev gulerod Karotte καρότο zanahoria porkkana carotte mrkva carota ニンジン 당근 wortel gulrot marchew cenoura морковь morot แครอท havuç củ cà rốt 胡萝卜

carrot

n. zanahoria.

carrot

n zanahoria
References in classic literature ?
I've seen it--radishes and carrots, two crops, sown at one time.
There's a great deal of difference between being called a crow and being called carrots," said Anne with dignity.
Here I found some young onions, a couple of gladiolus bulbs, and a quantity of immature carrots, all of which I secured, and, scrambling over a ruined wall, went on my way through scarlet and crimson trees towards Kew-- it was like walking through an avenue of gigantic blood drops--possessed with two ideas: to get more food, and to limp, as soon and as far as my strength permitted, out of this accursed unearthly region of the pit.
Then consider what victual or esculent things there are, which grow speedily, and within the year; as parsnips, carrots, turnips, onions, radish, artichokes of Hierusalem, maize, and the like.
The feast consisted of a pot-au-feu, which Miss Chalice had made, of a leg of mutton roasted round the corner and brought round hot and savoury (Miss Chalice had cooked the potatoes, and the studio was redolent of the carrots she had fried; fried carrots were her specialty); and this was to be followed by poires flambees, pears with burning brandy, which Cronshaw had volunteered to make.
He lives on a diet of raw carrots and a little milk now.
Snagsby whether he means Carrots, or the Colonel, or Gallows, or Young Chisel, or Terrier Tip, or Lanky, or the Brick.
So now my lord and lady duke and duchess, here is your governor Sancho Panza, who in the bare ten days he has held the government has come by the knowledge that he would not give anything to be governor, not to say of an island, but of the whole world; and that point being settled, kissing your worships' feet, and imitating the game of the boys when they say, 'leap thou, and give me one,' I take a leap out of the government and pass into the service of my master Don Quixote; for after all, though in it I eat my bread in fear and trembling, at any rate I take my fill; and for my part, so long as I'm full, it's all alike to me whether it's with carrots or with partridges.
Out of the whole ninety-five there were eight in particular--Dumpling, Fancy, Lofty, Mist, Old Pretty, Young Pretty, Tidy, and Loud--who, though the teats of one or two were as hard as carrots, gave down to her with a readiness that made her work on them a mere touch of the fingers.
There was a pretty garden around the house, where blue trees and blue flowers grew in abundance and in one place were beds of blue cabbages, blue carrots and blue lettuce, all of which were delicious to eat.
He took me up the open space, between the caves and the river, and into the forest beyond, where, in a grassy place among the trees, we made a meal of stringy-rooted carrots.
I was a dull black, so he called me Darkie; then he would give me a piece of bread, which was very good, and sometimes he brought a carrot for my mother.