carob bean
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • carob bean — noun long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute • Syn: ↑carob, ↑algarroba bean, ↑algarroba, ↑locust bean, ↑locust pod • Hypernyms: ↑bean …   Useful english dictionary

  • carob bean — 1. Ceratonia siliqua. 2. carob (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • carob bean tree — noun evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob • Syn: ↑carob, ↑carob tree, ↑algarroba, ↑Ceratonia siliqua • Hypernyms: ↑bean tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Ceraton …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carob tree — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carob tree — noun evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob • Syn: ↑carob, ↑carob bean tree, ↑algarroba, ↑Ceratonia siliqua • Hypernyms: ↑bean tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bean tree — noun any of several trees having seedpods as fruits • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑tonka bean, ↑tonka bean tree, ↑Coumarouna odorata, ↑Dipteryx odorata, ↑carob, ↑carob tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carob powder — noun powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute • Syn: ↑carob, ↑Saint John s bread • Hypernyms: ↑foodstuff, ↑food product • Substance Meronyms: ↑carob, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carob — car·ob kar əb n 1) a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with racemose red flowers 2) a carob pod also its sweet pulp * * * car·ob (karґəb) [Ar. al kharrubah] 1. Ceratonia siliqua. 2. the finely pulverized meal of the …   Medical dictionary

  • carob — (n.) 1540s, from Fr. carobe, ultimately from Arabic kharrub locust bean pod (also in Pers. khirnub), from Assyrian kharubu …   Etymology dictionary

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