"carrot" in the noun sense
deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
2. carrot, cultivated carrot, Daucus carota sativa
perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots temperate and tropical regions
orange root important source of carotene
promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"
"used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote"
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