An umbelliferous biennial plant (Daucus Carota), of many varieties.
- A biennial Eurasian plant (Daucus carota subsp. sativus) in the parsley family, widely cultivated as an annual for its edible taproot.
- The usually tapering, elongate, fleshy orange root of this plant, eaten as a vegetable.
- Queen Anne's lace.
- A reward offered for desired behavior; an inducement: "The U.S. should use a moratorium on SDI development as a carrot to bring an acceptable offensive arms limitation” ( C. Peter Gall).