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carroty

[kar-uh-tee] /ˈkær ə ti/
adjective
1.
like a carrot, as in color, flavor, or shape.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; carrot + -y1
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  • The carroty hue of his skin suggests that either he is wearing makeup or he spends a little time at the tanning salon.
British Dictionary definitions for carroty

carroty

/ˈkærətɪ/
adjective
1.
of a reddish or yellowish-orange colour
2.
having red hair
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Word Origin and History for carroty
adj.

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

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