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Noun: carrot  ker-ut [N. Amer], ka-rut [Brit]
  1. Deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
  2. Perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
    - cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa
  3. Orange root; important source of carotene
  4. Promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"
    "used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote"

Sounds like: carat, caret, karat

Derived forms: carrots

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, reinforcement, reward, root, root vegetable

Part of: Daucus, genus Daucus

Encyclopedia: Carrot