Definitions for: Carob


[n] powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
[n] evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
[n] long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute



Webster (1913) Definition: Car"ob, n. [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp.
garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharr[=u]b, Per.
Kharn[=u]b. Cf. Clgaroba.]
1. (Bot.) An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua)
found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the
St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.

2. One of the long, sweet, succulent, pods of the carob tree,
which are used as food for animals and sometimes eaten by
man; -- called also St. John's bread, carob bean, and
algaroba bean.

Synonyms: algarroba, carob bean tree, carob powder, carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, Saint-John's-bread

See Also: algarroba, algarroba bean, algarroba bean, bean, bean plant, bean tree, carob, carob, carob bean, carob bean, carob powder, Ceratonia, food product, foodstuff, genus Ceratonia, locust bean, locust bean, locust pod, locust pod, Saint-John's-bread

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