St John's bread
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]


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  • St John's bread — noun Another name for the carob bean • • • Main Entry: ↑saint …   Useful english dictionary

  • St.-John's-bread — noun see carob * * * St. John s bread «saynt JONZ BREHD», noun. the edible bean of the carob. ╂[< the account of Saint John the Baptist s diet while in the wilderness. See Matthew 3:4, where “locusts” refers to the locust bean or carob.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • St John's bread — Algaroba Al ga*ro ba, n. [Sp. algarroba, fr. Ar. al kharr?bah. Cf. {Carob}.] (Bot.) (a) The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called {St. John s bread}. (b) The Honey mesquite ({Prosopis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • St. John's-bread — saldžioji ceratonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Ceratonia siliqua), paplitęs Afrikoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • St. John's-bread — /jonz bred / carob (def. 2). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • St. John's-bread — n. pln coo carob 2) • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • St John's bread — noun → carob (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • St. John's-bread — /jonz bred / carob (def. 2). [1885 90] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Saint John's bread — Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), n. [F., fr. L. sanctus sacred, properly p. p. of sancire to render sacred by a religious act, to appoint as sacred; akin to sacer sacred. Cf. {Sacred}, {Sanctity}, {Sanctum}, {Sanctus}.] 1. A person sanctified; a holy or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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