• WordNet 3.6
    • n carob powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
    • n carob evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
    • n carob long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carob trees do not produce fruit until they are seventy years old.
    • Carob (Bot) An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.
    • Carob 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The weight of a carat (200 milligrams), standard unit of measurement for gemstones, is based on the weight of the carob seed.
    • n carob The common English name of the plant Ceratonia Siliqua. See Ceratonia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Carob kar′ob the algaroba or locust-tree, a tree of the order Leguminosæ, native to the Mediterranean countries.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. caroube, fruit of the carob tree, Sp. garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharrūb, Per. Kharnūb,. Cf. Clgaroba
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from Ar. kharrūbah.


In literature:

A boy of six introduced a carob-nut kernel into each ear.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Silks, minerals, baulks of timber, ingots of lead, carobs, rape-seed, liquorice, sugar cane, great piles of dutch cheeses.
"Tartarin de Tarascon" by Alphonse Daudet
It is an African species and loves the heat that ripens the carob and the date.
"The Wonders of Instinct" by J. H. Fabre
The path led through a grove of carob trees, from which the beans, known in Germany as St. John's bread, are produced.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
No more longing for the pods of the carob-tree.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
Choni, the Maagol, once saw in his travels an old man planting a carob-tree, and he asked him when he thought the tree would bear fruit.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
About 40,000 quintals of these carobs are annually exported from Crete.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
The Spanish name is Algoraba, or Carob-tree.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
His work was to stay in the fields and feed them with husks, the hard pods of the carob tree.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
Carobs, or locust beans, figure up to about $300,000.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic

In poetry:

A shady carob grows in my garden –
green, remote from the city’s crowds –
whose foliage whispers secrets of God.
Good my brother, let’s take refuge.
"On A Summer’s Day" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik

In news:

Carob -Mint Cookie at Real Food Daily.
Harold Greene made the coffee table seen in the foreground out of a carob-tree trunk.
The bottom of Sicily lies farther south than the top of Tunisia, so it's no surprise that the landscape here—rugged limestone gorges, carob plantations, and quiet farms—is neither European nor African, but something intriguingly in-between.
Gluten-Free Honey Cake and Carob Drop Cookies.