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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 said were carroty; not before the mother, of course.
The Bad Family and Other Stories Mrs. Fenwick

For a moment I let her stroke my carroty hair, which she liked.
A Man in the Open Roger Pocock

Hicks received a ball in his jaw, and was half choked by a quantity of carroty whisker forced down his throat with the ball.
Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray

He’s like a blooming Sheeny, with a carroty beard and gold gig-lamps!
John Thorndyke’s Cases R. Austin Freeman

Mrs. Ross came, however, and she brought with her Kenneth to be a solemn and freckled and carroty page.
Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie

He would red-ochre it for a carroty cranium of a comic countryman, and he admitted once to black-leading it.
The Strand Magazine, Volume VII, Issue 38, February 1894 Various

The lad’s hair was inclined to be carroty, while that of the girl suggested the color of oats.
Fruitfulness Emile Zola

Over behind the stove was a tall, awkward boy with carroty hair and small, dark eyes set much aslant in the saddest of faces.
Two Little Savages Ernest Thompson Seton

of a reddish or yellowish-orange colour
having red hair

1690s, “red-haired,” from carrot (n.) + -y (2).


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