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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French carotte, from Latin carōta, from Ancient Greek καρῶτον (karôton). Doublet of carotte. Displaced native more, from Old English moru.

  • Noun sense of "motivational tool" refers to carrot and stick.
  • Verb sense in felt manufacture refers to the orange colour of drying furs.

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carrot (countable and uncountable, plural carrots)

  1. A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae.
  2. A shade of orange similar to the flesh of most carrots.
    carrot colour:  
  3. Any motivational tool.

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carrot (third-person singular simple present carrots, present participle carroting, simple past and past participle carroted)

  1. (transitive) To treat (an animal pelt) with a solution of mercuric nitrate as part of felt manufacture.

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