a dipterous insect, Psila rosae, that is a serious pest of carrots. The larvae tunnel into the root to feed
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 Edition Sutton and Sons
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+)
like a carrot, as in color, flavor, or shape. Historical Examples Who is Miss Jewsberry, who has carroty hair and writes novels? Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime “I should hardly call it carroty,” contended the Philosopher. Tea-Table Talk Jerome K. Jerome He had what his mamma called beautiful auburn locks, but what other people […]
carousel. Historical Examples The carrousel is void; the black tide recoiling; ‘fugitives rushing as far as Saint-Antoine before they stop’. A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas I saw you, too, general; you were reading the inscription on the arch of the carrousel. The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre He was standing in the […]
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carry a load verb phrase To be drunk (1890s+)