Meaning of “carrot” in the English Dictionary

"carrot" in British English

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uk /ˈkær.ət/ us /ˈker.ət/

carrot noun (VEGETABLE)


  • It's rather early to be sowing carrot seeds, isn't it?
  • If you put carrot tops in water they start to grow.
  • The first solid food she gave her baby was mashed carrot.
  • We had carrot and coriander soup for lunch.

(Definition of “carrot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carrot" in American English

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carrotnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkær·ət/

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.

(Definition of “carrot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)