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carrot

car·rot

carrot

 
pronunciation:
kae rt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plant cultivated for its edible orange root.
 
definition 2: the root alone, which has a crunchy texture, orange color, and tapered shape.
definition 3: any lure used to encourage the behavior one desires.
In training animals, she uses the carrot rather than the stick.
derivation: carroty (adj.)
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The words carrot, carat, and caret all sound alike but have different meanings.
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