verb (used with object)
- carron oil,
- carrot and stick,
- carrot fly,
Origin of carrot
Examples from the Web for carrot
Assad has been offered safe passage to a third country as a carrot for handing over power.U.S.: Assad’s ‘Machinery of Death’ Worst Since the Nazis|Josh Rogin|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had never craved a carrot before, or fantasized about raiding an apple tree in a nearby garden.
Study participants who were themselves overweight viewed stick—but not carrot—policies as threatening.The Unintended Consequences of Company Wellness Penalties|Eliza Shapiro|July 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He answered her in a voice that was flat and plain, like the voice that a carrot might have.
Use that minute to peel the onion and carrot, and wash your celery.
Boil a carrot, cut in the form of matches, in salt water until soft.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
The day would come when one carrot, originally rendered, would lead to a revolution.His Masterpiece|Emile Zola
Most of them did not even own enough ground to grow a carrot in.Ditte: Girl Alive!|Martin Andersen Nexo
Carrot and celery roots dried and browned are good, and browned peas are excellent.The Laurel Health Cookery|Evora Bucknum Perkins
An onion has the same effect, but when onion is used in dressing the carrot is preferable.Civic League Cook Book|Anonymous
- something offered as a lure or incentive
- carrot and stickreward and punishment as methods of persuasion
Word Origin for carrot
1530s, from Middle French carrotte, from Latin carota, from Greek karoton "carrot," probably from PIE *kre-, from root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)); 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 prevent poisoning. Not entirely distinguished from parsnips in ancient times. Reintroduced in Europe by Arabs c.1100. The orange carrot, which existed perhaps as early as 6c., probably began as a mutation of the Asian purple carrot and was cultivated into the modern edible plant 16c.-17c. in the Netherlands. Thus the word is used as a color name but not before 1670s in English, originally of red hair.