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 The company offered a carrot in the form of additional vacation time to workers who met their deadlines.
Examples of carrot in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of carrot from the Web
Shaving walnuts on a Microplane allows Centeno to shade pristine baby carrots with a pesto made from their tops.
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In the wild rice with spring vegetables and fermented carrots, rice was an ensemble player, not the lead.
Chop in quarters two onions, scrape and cut in half 4 carrots, clean 4 to 6 ribs of celery, and place all vegetable in the bottom of a roasting pan.
Toss half of vinaigrette with rice noodles, shredded carrots, basil and mint.
Spiralize the carrot on the finest noodle blade, then the zucchini on a slightly larger noodle blade.
Sweet Laurel will be slicing from their entire menu of cakes—we’re talking chocolate caramel, vanilla coconut jam, carrot—and Caffe Luxxe will be pouring a bunch of different brews that pair with each flavor.
Benne seeds (aka sesame seeds), which came to South Carolina from Africa circa 1730, freckle smoked carrots nestled among collard greens planted in tahini sauce that amplifies the sesame flavor.
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Origin and Etymology of carrot
Medieval French carotte, from Late Latin carota, from Greek karōton
First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
CARROT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carrot for English Language Learners
: 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
CARROT Defined for Kids
Definition of carrot for Students
: 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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