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 for caret
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  hawkbill \hawk"bill`\, hawksbill \hawks"bill`\(-b[i^]l`), n.
     (Zool.)
     A sea turtle ({Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the
     best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.
  
     Syn: hawksbill turtle, hawkbill, tortoiseshell turtle,
          Eretmochelys imbricata.
          [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caret \Ca"ret\ (k[=a]"r[e^]t or k[a^]r"[e^]t), n. [L. caret
     there is wanting, fr. carere to want.]
     A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that
     something is interlined above, or inserted in the margin,
     which belongs in the place marked by the caret.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caret \Ca`ret"\, n. [F., a species of tortoise.] (Zool.)
     The hawkbill turtle. See Hawkbill.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  caret
      n 1: a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where
           something is to be inserted into a text

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  caret
  
     ^
  
     Common: hat; control; uparrow; caret; ITU-T: circumflex.
     Rare: chevron; INTERCAL: shark (or shark-fin); to the ("to
     the power of"); fang; pointer (in Pascal).
  

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