Definition of carrot fly in English:

carrot fly

Line breaks: car¦rot fly


A small fly whose larvae are a widespread pest of carrots, burrowing into the roots.
  • Psila rosae, family Psilidae
More example sentences
  • The same treatment will keep the carrot fly away from that crop.
  • Plant it among the cabbages and with onions and carrots to repel carrot fly.
  • I leave sowing carrots until June to avoid the first attack of carrot fly, but children will eat them at any size and a row sown now will be far enough on before the roots have become woodwormed by the larvae.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day fioritura
Pronunciation: fɪˌɔːrɪˈt(j)ʊərə
an embellishment of a melody...