Definition of carotene noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkærətiːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærətiːn//
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a red or orange substance found in carrots and other plants see also beta-carotene Word Originmid 19th cent.: coined in German from Latin carota, from Greek karōton.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carotene

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