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EtymologyEdit

From French carotte, from Latin carōta, from Ancient Greek κᾰρωτόν (karōtón).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈrɔtə/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔtə

NounEdit

Karotte f (genitive Karotte, plural Karotten)

  1. carrot

Usage notesEdit

  • Despite its having no basis in the traditional dialects, Karotte is the most commonly used word for carrot in formal standard German, because all its synonyms are regionally restricted. Karotte is therefore a word much more likely to be found in writing than in speech.
  • In some parts of southern Germany and Austria, Karotte has recently become the normal colloquial word for carrot (although usually not in rural dialects).

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Further readingEdit

  • Karotte” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Karotte in Duden online