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carrot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carrot promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"; "used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote"
    • n carrot orange root; important source of carotene
    • n carrot perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
    • n carrot deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before the 17th century, carrots used to be the colour purple
    • Carrot (Bot) An umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties.
    • Carrot The esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle-shaped, and of a reddish yellow color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots
    • n carrot The common name of plants of the umbelliferous genus Daucus, the best-known species, D. Carota, yielding in cultivation the vegetable of the same name. It is a native of Europe and northern Asia, and was used as a vegetable in early times. The wild carrot is the same species growing spontaneously in the fields, where it becomes a noxious weed with a small and tough white root. The seeds are used as a diuretic and stimulant. The native carrot of Australia is D. brachiatus. See cut under Daucus.
    • n carrot The tap-root of Daucus Carota, cultivated for the table and for cattle. There are numerous varieties, differing much in size and shape. The grated root is used in poultices for ulcers, and the juice for the coloring of butter.
    • n carrot A solid round piece of rock, cut out in a hole made by a machine-drill: called in the United States, and often in England, a core.
    • n carrot plural Rolls of tobacco formed by placing the moist prepared leaves together in large handfuls, and winding about them grasses or strips of dry fibrous wood, thus partially consolidating the leaves, so that they require only to be ground, or rasped and sifted, to make the finest and purest snuff, called rappee.
    • n carrot plural [From the resemblance of color.] Yellowish-red hair on a human being.
    • carrot Among furriers, to dress, as a pelt, by rubbing a preparation into it designed to preserve it from the ravages of insects.
    • carrot To prepare, for felting purposes, plucked fur on skins by subjecting it to a solution of quicksilver and nitric acid or chlorid of mercury, and then drying it by exposure to the open air or by artificial heat, the former method of drying producing a whitish color (white carrot), and the latter method a yellowish color (yellow carrot).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carrots have zero fat content.
    • n Carrot kar′ut a genus of Umbelliferæ, having a tapering root of a reddish or yellowish colour: the root itself, which is edible and sweet
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “Thus, by every device from the stick to the carrot, the emaciated Austrian donkey is made to pull the Nazi barrow up an ever-steepening hill.”

Idioms

Carrot and stick - If someone offers a carrot and stick, they offer an incentive to do something combined with the threat of punishment.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. carotte, fr. L. carota,; cf. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. carotte—L. carota.

Usage

In literature:

Green peas and carrots mixed and dressed in this way make an excellent variation.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
Now, here's a little potato for a head, and an ould skinny carrot for a trunk.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Half an hour before dinner add a small onion, a sliced parsnip and carrot, a few bits of turnip, and a half-dozen dumplings.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
The beets and carrots sent their pert tops a little higher each day.
"The Tale of Mrs. Ladybug" by Arthur Scott Bailey
We were working cheerfully together at the carrot-beds.
"Earth's Enigmas" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Cream of carrot, potato, or onion soup, green pea soup.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
What if I should give you my ring, made of all carrot gold, would you do it then?
"Dotty Dimple at Her Grandmother's" by Sophie May
They had turnips and carrots and beets stored in the cellar, ready for use.
"Peggy in Her Blue Frock" by Eliza Orne White
Like the potato, carrots have some organic acids and a relatively small amount of proteids.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Pretty soon up came Peter Rabbit and Jumper the Hare, who had failed to find the tender young carrots.
"Mother West Wind's Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
He uses you as a carrot to induce donkeys.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Pease, beans, turnips, carrots, and onions, are equally plentifully cultivated, equally good, and equally cheap.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Other pretty garnishes which are easily obtained are corn salad, peppergrass, mustard, fennel, and young leaves of carrot.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
Little Jack Rabbit brought a big carrot and Chippy Chipmunk a basket of nuts.
"Little Jack Rabbit and the Squirrel Brothers" by David Cory
He was eating the yellow carrots as fast as he could.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
Wait till you've tasted carrots!
"The Tale of Nimble Deer" by Arthur Scott Bailey
The Carrot, in its cultivated state, is a half-hardy biennial.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Face red as a carrot.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Carrot-seed is usually sown in trenches less than an inch deep.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
They takes a lot of stuff like turnips, carrots, beets, all such truck, an' press it into cakes like this.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
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In poetry:

Under the shadow of rock and tree,
Where the warm wind drones with the honey-bee;
And the tall wild-carrots around you sway
Their lace-like flowers of cloudy gray:
"The Road Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
There was an Old Person in Gray,
Whose feelings were tinged with disman;
She purchased two Parrots,
And fed them with Carrots,
Which pleased that Old Person in Gray.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person in Gray" by Edward Lear
This signior is sound, safe, ready, and dumb
As ever was candle, carrot, or thumb;
Then away with these nasty devices, and show
How you rate the just merit of Signior Dildo.
"Signior Dildo" by Lord John Wilmot
Now the carrots should be dug,
Up with turnips by the lug,
And earth them withouten delay;
Whate'er weather then betide,
We can shelter or abide,
And let Winter come on as he may.
"Autumn And Winter." by Samuel Bamford
Diminishes, and God knows what is there.
A point of exclamation marks that sky
In ringing orange like a stellar carrot.
Its round period, displaced and green,
Suspends beside it the first point, the starting
"The Ghost's Leavetaking" by Sylvia Plath
He throws his turnips everywhere;
With breakfast-tea he scalds my legs;
I've spuds and carrots in my hair;
And oft he's smitten me with eggs.
If e'er he shows, with humor grim
I'll throw these things all back at him.
"Waiting" by C J Dennis

In news:

Medium carrots, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, and halved crosswise.
) Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 1/4 cups water 1 pouch Campbell's Dry Onion soup 6 medium potatoes cut in quarters 6 medium carrots cut into 2 pieces 2 tbs.
Spanish Ire, Symbolized by a Carrot.
Stores are rolling out swimsuit displays, and you suddenly feel the need to start a P90X routine and eat only carrot sticks for the next three weeks.
1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Roasting carrots until they are golden brown brings out their sweetness and provides a perfect foil for tart lemon juice and musky cumin.
Shortened tops on radishes and carrots are the norm.
Medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Cutting the eggplant, zucchini and carrots into larger pieces (about an inch square) will ensure they don't become mushy as they sit, and the salad will benefit from their crunch.
Vegas' red-haired stepchild: Carrot Top.
Latest Single Carrot production somehow entangles the superficially trite with the emotionally resonant .
Teaspoon coriander 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained 3 medium carrots, diced.
Margot Harris for the Jersey Journal Add your favorite vegetables like carrots, celery, and onions to round out this hearty soup.
Medium carrots, cut into bite-size strips (1 cup).
3 carrots, peeled and sliced.
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In science:

Liquid crystals were discovered in 1888 by the biochemist Friedrich Reinitzer [103–105] whilst studying the compound cholesteryl benzoa te obtained from carrots.
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
John domain with center x0 in D if it has the A domain D in R c-carrot property with center x0 ∈ D .
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
Definition 2 is often referred to as the “arc length” definition for the carrot property.
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
When the word “arc length” in Definition 2 is replaced by “diameter”, then it is called the “diameter” definition for the carrot property.
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
Theorem A. () The “arc length” definition for the carrot property is quantitatively equivalent to the “diameter” one.
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
Suppose also that A ⊂ D is a arcwise connected set and that A′ = f (A) has the c1 -carrot property in D ′ with center y ′ 0 6= ∞, we assume that A is bounded.
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
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