Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A biennial Eurasian plant (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) in the parsley family, widely cultivated as an annual for its edible taproot.
  • noun The usually tapering, elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
  • noun Queen Anne's lace.
  • noun A reward offered for desired behavior; an inducement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To prepare, for felting purposes, plucked fur on skins by subjecting it to a solution of quicksilver and nitric acid or chlorid of mercury, and then drying it by exposure to the open air or by artificial heat, the former method of drying producing a whitish color (white carrot), and the latter method a yellowish color (yellow carrot).
  • noun The common name of plants of the umbelliferous genus Daucus, the best-known species, D. Carota, yielding in cultivation the vegetable of the same name.
  • noun The tap-root of Daucus Carota, cultivated for the table and for cattle.
  • noun A solid round piece of rock, cut out in a hole made by a machine-drill: called in the United States, and often in England, a core.
  • noun plural Rolls of tobacco formed by placing the moist prepared leaves together in large handfuls, and winding about them grasses or strips of dry fibrous wood, thus partially consolidating the leaves, so that they require only to be ground, or rasped and sifted, to make the finest and purest snuff, called rappee.
  • noun plural [From the resemblance of color.] Yellowish-red hair on a human being.
  • Among furriers, to dress, as a pelt, by rubbing a preparation into it designed to preserve it from the ravages of insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) An umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties.
  • noun The esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle-shaped, and of a reddish yellow color.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, orange, sweet root, Daucus carota in the family Apiaceae.
  • noun A shade of orange similar to the flesh of carrots.
  • noun A motivational tool.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun orange root; important source of carotene
  • noun deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
  • noun promise of reward as in
  • noun perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

French carotte, from Latin carota.

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