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carrot

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carrot/ˈkerət/noun
pluralcarrots
carrot
/ˈkerət/
noun
pluralcarrots
Learner's definition of CARROT  
: the long orange root of a plant that is eaten as a vegetable
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[count]informal : something that is offered as a reward or advantage to persuade a person to do something
◊ This sense of carrot is often contrasted with stick, which suggests a punishment for not doing something.
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