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English definition of “carrot”

carrot

noun [C]  /ˈkær·ət/ us  

carrot noun [C] (VEGETABLE)

a long, pointed, orange root, eaten as vegetable, either raw or cooked

carrot noun [C] (REWARD)

something that is offered to someone in order to encourage that person to do something: If they finished the construction ahead of schedule, they were offered the carrot of a bonus.
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