Carrots are essentially a swollen taproot. Plants with a taproot have a primary root from which the finer roots stretch. Often, plants with taproots are able to probe deeper into the subsoil to reach water and nutrient resources and are therefor more able to withstand drought. Compare with fibrous root systems.
Taproot is an American nu metal band from Ann Arbor, Michigan. The band formed in 1997, and have become well known in nu metal circles, touring with bands such as Deftones, Staind, P.O.D., Linkin Park and Ko Ð¯n.