ETYM French carotte, from Latin carota.
(Homonym: carat, caret, karat).
1. Perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical deep-orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions; SYN. cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa.
2. Orange root; important source of carotene.
3. Deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant.
4. Promise of reward as in.
Hardy European biennial Daucus carota of the family Umbelliferae. Cultivated since the 16th century for its edible root, it has a high sugar content and also contains carotene, which is converted by the human liver to vitamin A.