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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.]
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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]
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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.
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Carrot

 a group of objects in the shape of a carrot.
Example: carrot of tobacco, 1808.
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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
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
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carrot

[ˈkærət] ncarota
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

carrot

(ˈkӕrət) noun
(a vegetable with) an edible, orange, pointed root.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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carrot

n. zanahoria.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

carrot

n zanahoria
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