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carat (KAR uht) (noun)
A unit of weight measuring pearls and precious stones, equal to 200 milligrams (7.05 ounces): Lillie was given a diamond ring of one carat for her birthday.
caret (KAR it) (noun)
A mark (^) indicating that something needs to be inserted: Rex included a caret, ^, while he was editing the lexicon whenever it was necessary, to show where something should be added that was missing; such as, a word or phrase.
carrot (KAR uht) (noun)
An orange colored root vegetable: Glenda ate a raw carrot with her lunch.
karat (KAR uht) (noun)
A unit of fineness for gold, equal to 1/24 of the total amount of pure gold in an alloy: Pure gold is 24 karat while gold that is 50 percent pure is 12 karat.

A carat is the unit of measurement by which many a woman estimates a man's love.

—Evan Esar

As a carrot to induce her to marry him, Neal dangled a ring which was of 24 karat gold mounted with a diamond of two carat.

Lydia was so thrilled when she wrote to her mother that she used all sorts of marks including the ^ (caret) to communicate her happiness: *!^@%%$