Saint John's bread
noun Date: 1591 carob 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
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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

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

  • Saint John's bread — Entada (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • saint john's bread — Carob tree, Algaroba tree, locust tree (Ceratonia siliqua) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Saint John's-wort — 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

  • 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 — noun Another name for the carob bean • • • Main Entry: ↑saint …   Useful english dictionary

  • College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University — College of Saint Benedict Motto Sic Luceat Lux Vestra (so let your light shine) Established 1913 Type Private Religious affiliation …   Wikipedia

  • John's-wort — 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

  • Saint Andrew's cross — 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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