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carrot

carrot, common name for some members of the Umbelliferae, a family (also called the parsley family) of chiefly biennial or perennial herbs of north temperate regions. Most are characterized by aromatic foliage, a dry fruit that splits when mature, and an umbellate inflorescence (a type of flattened flower cluster in which the stems of the small florets arise from the same point, like an umbrella). The seeds or leaves of many of these herbs have been used for centuries for seasoning or as greens (e.g., angelica, anise, caraway, chervil, coriander, cumin, dill, fennel, lovage, and parsley). The carrot, celery, and parsnip are vegetables of commercial importance. The common garden carrot (Daucus carota sativa) is a root crop, probably derived from some variety of the wild carrot (or Queen Anne's lace). Although the common carrot in markets is now predominantly orange, carrots range in color from white to purple. In antiquity several types of carrot were grown as medicinals, and in Europe carrots have long been grown for use in soups and stews. The custom of eating carrots raw as a salad became widespread in the 20th cent. Carrots are a rich source of carotene (vitamin A), especially when they are cooked. Several types of carrot have also been cultivated since ancient times as aromatic plants. Some are still planted as fragrant garden ornamentals, such as the button snakeroot and sweet cicely. A few members of the Umbelliferae produce lethal poison; it was one of these, the poison hemlock, that Socrates was compelled to take. The water hemlock is also poisonous. Carrots are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Umbellales, family Umbelliferae.

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What does it mean when you dream about carrots?

The carrot is a symbol of good health for the eyes, particularly if the dreamer eats the carrot. It is a prolific symbol because of the association of rabbits with carrots. It may also symbolize a lure, as in the expression, “dangle a carrot,” depending on how the carrot is experienced.

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carrot

[′kar·ət]
(botany)
Daucus carota. A biennial umbellifer of the order Umbellales with a yellow or orange-red edible root.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carrot

1. an umbelliferous plant, Daucus carota sativa, with finely divided leaves and flat clusters of small white flowers
2. the long tapering orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Le PDV s'inscrit, de ce point de vue, comme une carotte qui ferait eviter le baton des penalites ou des poursuites au contribuable fautif.
French writer best known for Poil de carotte (1894; Carrots; U.S.
This latter trend was noted for its creation of atmospheres - its sense of place - through its insistence on the detailed observation of locale, and includes such films as Julien Duvivier's Poil de Carotte [Carrot Top] (1925), Alberto Cavalcanti's En rade [Laid Up For Repair, In the Harbor, Abandoned] (1927), and Jean Gremillon's La petite Lise [Little Lise] (1930).
Le prix de la pomme de terre, selon lui, oscille entre 30 et 35 DA/kilo, la courgette entre 30 et 50 DA/kilo et la carotte entre 30 et 40 DA/kilo.
Qualifiant le president venezuelien de [beaucoup moins que]marionnette cubaine[beaucoup plus grand que] que Washington ne veut plus voir au pouvoir, le president americain, livrant une [beaucoup moins que]diatribe enflammee[beaucoup plus grand que] contre le socialisme et estimant que [beaucoup moins que]les jours du communisme etaient comptes au Venezuela mais aussi au Nicaragua et a Cuba[beaucoup plus grand que] a rappele, dans son discours, sa preference pour [beaucoup moins que]une transition pacifique[beaucoup plus grand que], non sans omettre de signaler, toutefois, que [beaucoup moins que]toutes les options[beaucoup plus grand que] etaient sur la table; la carotte et le baton, bien sur.
La seconde contribution dans cette partie qui traite du contexte roumain est celle de Daniela H.isan, qui compare la premiere traduction en roumain de Poil de carotte (1894) par Jules Renard avec six des sept retraductions publiees entre 1960 et 2012 (la septieme retraduction a ete exclue du corpus parce qu'elle n'etait pas integrale).
-La baisse des prix des medicaments continue de faire des vagues: El Houssein El Ouardi hesite entre la carotte et le baton.
Obama souligne dans la lettre qu'"il est grand temps de reprendre les negociations directes" et que le Premier ministre israelien Benjamin Netanyahu "est pret a les reprendre", ajoute le responsable, estimant que la missive en 16 points agite "la carotte et le baton".
Et si vous avez le goE[c]t des mE[umlaut]langes pensez aux nouveaux conditionnements malins de fruits et lE[umlaut]gumes comme Knorr Vie (pomme carotte fraise, banane potiron kiwi, orange banane carotte).
En profondeur, la carotte de forage presente des zones d'alteration, de fissuration et de brechification.
La carotte, qui devait s'ecouler a un prix plafonne a 66 DA/kg, se vend au niveau des trois marches entre 70 et 140 DA/kg.