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2 definitions found
 for Carob
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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