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CARROT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does carrot mean? 

CARROT (noun)
  The noun CARROT has 4 senses:

1. deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
2. perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
3. orange root; important source of carotene
4. promise of reward as in

  Familiarity information: CARROT used as a noun is uncommon.


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CARROT (noun)


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Meaning:

Deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("carrot" is a kind 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)

Holonyms ("carrot" is a part of...):

carrot; cultivated carrot; Daucus carota sativa (perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

cultivated carrot; Daucus carota sativa; carrot

Hypernyms ("carrot" is a kind 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)

Meronyms (parts of "carrot"):

carrot (orange root; important source of carotene)

carrot (deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant)

Holonyms ("carrot" is a member of...):

Daucus; genus Daucus (carrot)


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Meaning:

Orange root; important source of carotene

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("carrot" is a kind of...):

root vegetable (any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers)

Holonyms ("carrot" is a part of...):

carrot; cultivated carrot; Daucus carota sativa (perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions)


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Meaning:

Promise of reward as in

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

carrot and stick / used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote

Hypernyms ("carrot" is a kind of...):

reinforcement; reward (an act performed to strengthen approved behavior)


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