Carrot

A variety of colourful heritage carrots on an outdoor market stall

Daucus Carota Sativa

Carrot (Wiktionary)

English

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Middle English karette and Middle French carotte, both from Latin carōta, from Ancient Greek καρῶτον (karôton). Doublet of carotte.

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

Pronunciation

  • (General American) enPR: kâr'ət, IPA(key): /ˈkæɹ.ət/; enPR: kĕr'ət, IPA(key): /ˈkɛɹ.ət/
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: kâr'ət, IPA(key): /ˈkæɹ.ət/
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