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English word carrot comes from Ancient Greek κάρᾱ carota (carrot). It probably originates from the Proto-Indo-European root *ker- (meaning horn or head).

Carrot etymology ?

Carrot detailed word origin explanation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ker- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Horn, head.
κάρᾱ Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc) Head.
κᾰρῶτον Ancient Greek (to 1453) (grc) Carrot.
carota Latin (lat) Carrot.
carotte Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm) Carrot (vegetable).
carrot English (eng) A shade of orange similar to the flesh of most carrots. A vegetable with a nutritious, juicy, sweet root that is often orange in colour, Daucus carota, especially the subspecies sativus in the family Apiaceae. A motivational tool.

Words with the same origin as carrot

Descendants of κάρᾱ
carotene carotte carrotlike carroty