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NOUN (3)

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, 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. [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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

carob 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, Saint-John's-bread]