carrot

A carrot is a long, orange root vegetable. Carrots can be planted as tiny seeds and grown in a backyard garden.

Carrots are a popular vegetable to eat raw on their own, or chopped and tossed in a salad. You can also cook carrots, or grate them and make a carrot cake. You might also use the word carrot to mean an implied reward, especially in the phrase "carrot and stick," which comes from the idea of enticing a donkey or mule forward with a carrot, or punishing it for not moving by hitting it with a stick.

Primary Meanings of carrot

1.
n
perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
2.
n
promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"
Full Definitions of carrot
1

n perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions

Synonyms:
Daucus carota sativa, cultivated carrot
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant

Type of:
root
(botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground

n orange root; important source of carotene

Type of:
root vegetable
any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
2

n promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"

“used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote”
Type of:
reinforcement, reward
an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

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