a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns.
carron-oil, kar′on-oil, n. a liniment composed of linseed-oil and lime-water.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
noun an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore Historical Examples The carronade had a powder chamber like many of the earliest guns known, and was similar to a mortar. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various Also, the violent recoil by which a carronade is often thrown off the slide […]
a plant, Daucus carota, of the parsley family, having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers, in its wild form a widespread, familiar weed, and in cultivation valued for its edible root. the nutritious, orange to yellow root of this plant, eaten raw or cooked. something hoped for or promised as […]
- Carrot fly
noun a dipterous insect, Psila rosae, that is a serious pest of carrots. The larvae tunnel into the root to feed Historical Examples It has been observed that when singling the disturbance of the soil is favourable to the operations of the carrot fly. The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th […]
a person who has red hair. Historical Examples She glanced up at my own carrot-top, and then averted her gaze. Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 Various Who’d have thought Sam Lacey’s carrot-top could be made over into that? The Opened Shutters Clara Louise Burnham noun A redhead (1880s+)