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English Dictionary: carob by the DICT Development Group
2 results for carob
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
    Synonym(s): carob, carob bean, algarroba bean, algarroba, locust bean, locust pod
  2. evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
    Synonym(s): carob, carob tree, carob bean tree, algarroba, Ceratonia siliqua
  3. powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
    Synonym(s): carob, carob powder, Saint-John's-bread
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Carob \Car"ob\, n. [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp.
      garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharr[d4]b, Per.
      Kharn[d4]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}.
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