carroty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj carroty resembling the bright orange of the root of the carrot plant "a boy with carroty hair"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Carroty Like a carrot in color or in taste; -- an epithet given to reddish yellow hair, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • carroty Like a carrot in color: an epithet given to yellowish or reddish hair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Carroty carrot-coloured, applied to the hair
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. carotte—L. carota.

Usage

In literature:

Her father was frankly carroty.
"To-morrow" by Joseph Conrad
Why in the deuce was she not carroty-haired, or cross-eyed, or hare-lipped?
"Adventure" by Jack London
And here is the carroty-poled urchin, George Coper, returning from work, and singing 'Home!
"Our Village" by Mary Russell Mitford
Who is he whose hair is of the carroty hue?
"Burlesques" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Indeed, if Her Majesty had been like my Aesculapius, she must have had a carroty beard, such as is rare in Egypt.
"Barry Lyndon" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The lad's hair was inclined to be carroty, while that of the girl suggested the color of oats.
"Fruitfulness Fecondite" by Emile Zola
Besides, there was the pale carroty hair.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
But you couldn't fool me, even if she had put a Marcelle crimp in that carroty hair of hers, and washed off the freckles and biscuit flour.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
He had rufous side-whiskers, clipped moderately close, and carroty hair mixed with gray.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
Of hair, indeed, Mr. Chifney could only boast a rim of carroty-gray stubble under the rim of the back of his hard hat.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
There was no mistaking that dauntless grin and the mop of carroty hair.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Now let us return to our friend Carroty Bill.
"Here and There in London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Mrs. Ross came, however, and she brought with her Kenneth to be a solemn and freckled and carroty page.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
The dark robes, the rim of carroty hair, and the red eyes were there; but above the eyes were a pair of thick, bushy, white eyebrows.
"The Prime Minister" by W.H.G. Kingston
I am not going to marry a man with carroty hair.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
Had this been the case, Phelim would not be sitting so unconcernedly on the stool, with his carroty scalp still upon his head.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
The carroty and myopic youth was not above twenty-three and very keen about his job.
"The Messenger" by Elizabeth Robins
What are you getting this carroty-headed Ass to talk to you about it for?
"The Boy with Wings" by Berta Ruck
As he halts at the top of the stairway, the light from the door reveals to her a shock of close-curling, carroty-red hair.
"Dangerous Ground" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He with the carroty locks and the flippant tongue?
"The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by James Hogg
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In news:

Melissa Clark's Carroty Mac and Cheese.
Chef Bryan Vietmeier makes these terrifically moist and carroty cupcakes for Seattle's Take 5 Urban Market.
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