Simple Definition of carrot
: the long orange root of a plant that is eaten as a vegetable
: something that is offered as a reward or advantage to persuade a person to do something
Full Definition of carrot
1 : a biennial herb (Daucus carota of the family Umbelliferae, the carrot family) with a usually orange spindle-shaped edible root; also : its root
2 : a reward or advantage offered especially as an inducement
Examples of carrot
She chopped some carrots for the soup.
He added some grated carrot to the soup.
The company offered a carrot in the form of additional vacation time to workers who met their deadlines.
Origin of carrot
Middle French carotte, from Late Latin carota, from Greek karōton
First Known Use: 1533
CARROT Defined for Kids
Definition of carrot
: a long orange root of a garden plant that is eaten as a vegetable
Medical Definition of carrot
: a biennial plant of the genus Daucus (D. carota) that bears seeds which have been used especially as a diuretic and stimulant and that in cultivated varieties has a yellow or orange-red tapering root which is used as a vegetable; also : its root
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