• A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae.
  • A shade of orange similar to the flesh of most carrots (also called carrot orange).
  • Any motivational tool; an incentive to do something.
  • Someone from a rural background.
  • A police officer from somewhere within the British Isles, but specifically outside of Greater London.
  • A redhead; a ginger-haired person


  • To treat (an animal pelt) with a solution of mercuric nitrate as part of felt manufacture.


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  • From Middle English karette and Middle French carotte, both from Latin carōta, from Ancient Greek καρῶτον. carotte. Displaced native .
  • Noun sense of "motivational tool" refers to carrot and stick.
  • Verb sense in felt manufacture refers to the orange colour of drying furs.

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