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carob


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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[=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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carob 
  n  1:  long  pod  containing  small  beans  and  sweetish  edible  pulp; 
  used  as  animal  feed  and  source  of  a  chocolate  substitute 
  [syn:  {carob  bean},  {algarroba  bean},  {algarroba},  {locust 
  bean},  {locust  pod}] 
  2:  evergreen  Mediterranean  tree  with  edible  pods;  the  biblical 
  carob  [syn:  {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  [syn:  {carob  powder},  {Saint-John's-bread}] 




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