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
Rosenstein emphasized the department’s plan to fight violent crime that includes prosecutors’ ability to decide whether to level charges that carry mandatory minimum sentences — a carrots-and-sticks approach for gaining cooperation.
Using a large bowl, mix sugar, carrots, oil, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, ginger and allspice until combined.
J.T. Youngblood’s retro menu features fried or rotisserie chicken ($8-$11) with sides such as honey carrots, smoky butter beans or hopping John.
There will be music, hula hoop contests (hula hoops will be provided), the carrot cake throw down and red-themed drinks — Van Gogh vodka anyone?
Leading the salads is the fiambre ($14), which comes decked out with roasted red peppers, asparagus, green beans, chickpeas, cucumber, carrot, radish, egg, hearts of palm, cheddar and ginger-lime vinaigrette.
Cleveland State University student Alex Konangi stops by at least once a week for nine-vegetable navrattan curry, with carrots, peas, cauliflower, corn, and beans.
Cruz: Garlic, celery, carrots, fresh herbs in general —
Conferees sauntered to the cafe, where they were served an exquisite dinner — lentil dahl, basmati rice, curried carrots, corn, peas, tomatoes with cilantro, and two kinds of salad, with ice cream and brownies for desert.
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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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