[syn: carob, carob powder, Saint-John's-bread]
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.
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,