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From Middle English karette and Middle French carotte, both from Latin carōta, from Ancient Greek καρῶτον (karôton). Doublet of carotte and related to caraway. Displaced native Old English mōre.
- Noun sense of "motivational tool" refers to carrot and stick.
- Verb sense in felt manufacture refers to the orange colour of drying furs.
- (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kâr'ət, IPA(key): /ˈkæɹ.ət/
- (General American) enPR: kâr'ət
- (Mary–marry–merry distinction) IPA(key): /ˈkæɹ.ət/
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- Rhymes: -æɹət
- enPR: kĕr'ət
- (Mary–marry–merry merger) IPA(key): /ˈkɛɹ.ət/
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- Homophones: carat, karat
- (weak vowel merger) Homophone: caret
- Hyphenation: car‧rot
carrot (countable and uncountable, plural carrots)
- A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae.
- A shade of orange similar to the flesh of most carrots (also called carrot orange).
- (figuratively) Any motivational tool; an incentive to do something.
- (UK, slang, derogatory) Someone from a rural background.
- (UK, slang) A police officer from somewhere within the British Isles, but specifically outside of Greater London.
- (slang) A redhead; a ginger-haired person
Daucus carota ssp. sativus
- “carrot”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
carrot (third-person singular simple present carrots, present participle carroting, simple past and past participle carroted)
- (transitive) To treat (an animal pelt) with a solution of mercuric nitrate as part of felt manufacture.
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