- noun a vegetable root crop (Daucus carota) grown for human consumption. Most are grown for fresh sale, some for canning and freezing. Damaged roots which cannot be sold can be fed to cattle.
- An orange-coloured, tubular root vegetable from a biennial plant, Daucus carota, common all over the world. One of the aromatic vegetables used for its flavour but also eaten raw when young or cooked as a vegetable.