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carotene a reddish orange hydrocarbon pigment produced in orange, yellow, and dark green plant parts, and required in human nutrition as a source of vitamin A.
carotenoid any of several yellow to deep red pigments, like and including carotene, that is found in many vegetables and animal fats and is required in human nutrition. [3 definitions]
carotid either of the major arteries on each side of the neck, through which blood flows to the head; carotid artery. [2 definitions]
carousal a boisterous, drunken revel; carouse.
carouse to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner. [2 definitions]
carousel a merry-go-round. [2 definitions]
-carp part of a fruit; fruit.
carp1 to complain and criticize constantly, esp. about petty things.
carp2 a large edible freshwater fish, found or bred in lakes and ponds. [2 definitions]
carpal of or pertaining to the wrist. [2 definitions]
carpal tunnel syndrome a pathological condition of pressure on the median nerve of the wrist and hand, usu. resulting in pain, numbness, and muscular weakening.
car park (chiefly British) a usu. paved area where motor vehicles can be parked; parking lot.
carpe diem (Latin) seize the day; the attitude or advice that one should enjoy today without thought for tomorrow.
carpel the female organ of a flower, consisting of a modified leaf that forms a single pistil or one member of a compound pistil, in which the seeds mature.
carpenter one who constructs or repairs wooden objects or structures. [3 definitions]
carpenter ant any of various types of large ant that nest in decaying trees and wood buildings and gnaw out tunnels in which to lay their eggs.
carpenter bee any of various types of bee that bore tunnels in wood and lay their eggs there.
carpentry the work or product of a carpenter.
carpet a heavy fabric covering for floors, often used to cover the floors of entire rooms. (Cf. rug.) [3 definitions]
carpetbag a traveling bag of heavy fabric, esp. carpet. [2 definitions]
carpetbagger one who moves to a place for the purpose of seeking political advantage. [2 definitions]