carrot

Part of speech: noun

A reddish yellow edible root, or the plant producing it.

Part of speech: adjective

Carroty.

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Usage examples "carrot":

  1. He uses you as a carrot to induce donkeys. - "Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso", Maurice Henry Hewlett.
  2. The seeds of the wild Carrot were formerly esteemed as a specific remedy for jaundice; and in Savoy the peasants now give an infusion of the roots for the same purpose; whilst this infusion has served to prevent stone in the bladder throughout several years when the patient had been previously subject to frequent attacks. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
  3. Cut off the head of the wild carrot, and in a week or two there are five heads in room of this one; cut off these, and by fall there are ten looking defiance at you from the same root. - "A Year in the Fields", John Burroughs.