cultivated carrot

noun
perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Daucus, ↑genus Daucus
Part Meronyms: ↑carrot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • carrot — [kar′ət] n. [MFr carotte < L carota < Gr karōton, carrot; akin to kara, head: see HORN] 1. a biennial plant (Daucus carota) of the umbel family, with fernlike leaves and compound umbels of white flowers, usually with one red flower in the… …   English World dictionary

  • carrot — 1530s, from M.Fr. carrotte, from L. carota, from Gk. karoton carrot, from PIE *kre , from root *ker horn, head, so called for its horn like shape. Originally white rooted and a medicinal plant to the ancients, who used it as an aphrodisiac and to …   Etymology dictionary

  • Carrot — Car rot, n. [F. carotte, fr. L. carota; cf. Gr. ?] 1. (Bot.) An umbelliferous biennial plant ({Daucus Carota}), of many varieties. [1913 Webster] 2. The esculent root of cultivated varieties of the plant, usually spindle shaped, and of a reddish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrot — This article is about the cultivated vegetable. For other uses, see Carrot (disambiguation). Carrot …   Wikipedia

  • carrot — /kar euht/, n. 1. a plant, Daucus carota, of the parsley family, having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers, in its wild form a widespread, familiar weed, and in cultivation valued for its edible root. 2. the… …   Universalium

  • carrot — car·rot kar ət n a biennial plant of the genus Daucus (D. carota) that bears seeds which have been used esp. as a diuretic and stimulant and that in cultivated varieties has a yellow or orange red tapering root which is used as a vegetable also… …   Medical dictionary

  • carrot — noun 1》 a tapering orange coloured root eaten as a vegetable. 2》 a cultivated plant of the parsley family with feathery leaves, which yields carrots. [Daucus carota.] 3》 an offer of something enticing as a means of persuasion (as contrasted with… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wild carrot — /waɪld ˈkærət/ (say wuyld karuht) noun a biennial umbelliferous herb with white flowers and hooked fruits, Daucus carota, widespread in temperate regions, especially near the coast, and the original of the cultivated carrot …   Australian English dictionary

  • wild carrot — n. a common, inedible, biennial weed (Daucus carota) of the umbel family, with finely divided foliage and umbels of white flowers: the cultivated, edible carrot was derived from it * * * …   Universalium

  • wild carrot — n. a common, inedible, biennial weed (Daucus carota) of the umbel family, with finely divided foliage and umbels of white flowers: the cultivated, edible carrot was derived from it …   English World dictionary

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