Definition of Carob

1. Noun. Long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute.




2. Noun. Evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob.

3. Noun. Powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute.

Definition of Carob

1. n. An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.

Definition of Carob

1. Noun. An evergreen shrub or tree, ''Ceratonia siliqua'', native to the Mediterranean region. ¹

2. Noun. the fruit of that tree. ¹

3. Noun. a sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carob

1. an evergreen tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Carob

1. The seed pods from a Mediterranean tree, also called St. John's bread and honey locust. Carob is rich in calcium, potassium and phosphorus. It is used as a natural sweet to take the place of sugar, chocolate and cocoa. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carob

carnosine synthetase
carnosities
carnosity
carnot efficiency
carnotite
carnotites
carnous
carns
carny
carnying
carnyx
caro
caro quadrata sylvii
caroach
caroaches
carob (current term)
carob bar
carob bean
carob bean tree
carob flour
carob gum
carob powder
carob tree
carobbiite
carobs
caroch
caroche
caroched
caroches
caroigne

Literary usage of Carob

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1. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including the Biblical by Wilhelm Gesenius, Edward Robinson (1844)
"... carob bean, Pers. camp. roots beginning with ... Thence transferred of the carob tree, ... or 5 beans ofthe carob, and according to ..."

2. Rambles on the Riviera by Eduard Strasburger (1906)
"The ramification resembles that of the oak; but the carob is easily distinguished by ... The wild carob tree is indigenous to the East Mediterranean region; ..."

3. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"And perhaps we should discuss this matter, so far as our enquiries g°- Of the trees special to Egypt, and of the carob. II. "Thus in Egypt there are a ..."

4. Medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, Edward Hartshorne (1861)
"... OIL — CASTOR SEEDS — COLCHICUM— HELLEBORE—OIL OF TURPENTINE—OIL OF TAR—MOULDY BREAD—ERGOT OF RTE—carob OR LOCUST BEAN. General Remarks. ..."

5. Letters from the Levant: Containing Views of the State of Society, Manners by John Galt (1813)
"The carob-tree is also cultivated in this island ;. and a considerable quantity of ... You will probably recollect, that among the Romans the carob was the ..."

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