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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 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.
This was an airy slim boy in shrimp-colored tights that made him look like a forked carrot, the rest of his gear was blue silk and dainty laces and ruffles; and he had long yellow curls, and wore a plumed pink satin cap tilted complacently over his ear.
They must not oversalt the leg; and then, if it is not oversalted, and if it is very thoroughly boiled, just as Serle boils ours, and eaten very moderately of, with a boiled turnip, and a little carrot or parsnip, I do not consider it unwholesome.
It was littered with scraps of carrot, shreds of green stuff, and indescribable filth.
At last, an empty cab turned up (it is a street where, as a rule, and when they are not wanted, empty cabs pass at the rate of three a minute, and hang about, and get in your way), and packing ourselves and our belongings into it, and shooting out a couple of Montmorency's friends, who had evidently sworn never to forsake him, we drove away amidst the cheers of the crowd, Biggs's boy shying a carrot after us for luck.
Beside him, an unrolled bundle showed itself as consisting of a ragged overcoat and containing an empty and smoke-blackened tomato can, an empty and battered condensed milk can, some dog-meat partly wrapped in brown paper and evidently begged from some butcher-shop, a carrot that had been run over in the street by a wagon-wheel, three greenish- cankered and decayed potatoes, and a sugar-bun with a mouthful bitten from it and rescued from the gutter, as was made patent by the gutter-filth that still encrusted it.
A man here and there was gnawing a frozen carrot, with a kind of animal satisfaction expressed in his face; and thunderous snores came from generals who lay muffled up in ragged cloaks.
Then," says she, "I believe there is a piece of cold buttock and carrot, which will fit you.
There was a half-eaten raw carrot on the table near him.
there the sorry, useless stuff lay; I had no more manner of business for it; and often thought with myself that I would have given a handful of it for a gross of tobacco-pipes; or for a hand-mill to grind my corn; nay, I would have given it all for a sixpenny-worth of turnip and carrot seed out of England, or for a handful of peas and beans, and a bottle of ink.
said the hoarse gentleman, who was driving his donkey in a truck, with a carrot for a whip.
shouted one of them, a young thick-necked peasant with a fleshy face red as a carrot.