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ˈkær əbcarob

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. carob, carob bean, algarroba bean, algarroba, locust bean, locust podnoun

    long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute

  2. carob, carob tree, carob bean tree, algarroba, Ceratonia siliquanoun

    evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob

  3. carob, carob powder, Saint-John's-breadnoun

    powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute

Wiktionary

  1. carobnoun

    An evergreen shrub or tree, Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region.

  2. carobnoun

    the fruit of that tree.

  3. carobnoun

    a sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit.

  4. Etymology: From French carobe, ultimately from Arabic الخروب, from Assyrian kharubu.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carob

    or St. John’s Bread. A plant.

    It hath a petalous flower, having many stamina, which grow from the divisions of the flower-cup; in the centre of which rises the pointal, which afterward becomes a fruit or pod, which is plain and fleshy, containing several roundish plain seeds. This tree is very common in Spain, and in some parts of Italy, as also in the Levant, where it grows in the hedges, and produces a great quantity of long, flat, brown-coloured pods, which are thick, mealy, and of a sweetish taste. These pods are many times eaten by the poorer sort of inhabitants. Philip Miller.

  2. Carob

    or St. John’s Bread. A plant.

    It hath a petalous flower, having many stamina, which grow from the divisions of the flower-cup; in the centre of which rises the pointal, which afterward becomes a fruit or pod, which is plain and fleshy, containing several roundish plain seeds. This tree is very common in Spain, and in some parts of Italy, as also in the Levant, where it grows in the hedges, and produces a great quantity of long, flat, brown-coloured pods, which are thick, mealy, and of a sweetish taste. These pods are many times eaten by the poorer sort of inhabitants. Philip Miller.

Wikipedia

  1. Carob

    The carob ( KERR-əb; Ceratonia siliqua) is a flowering evergreen tree or shrub in the Caesalpinioideae sub-family of the legume family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible fruit pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens and landscapes. The carob tree is native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Portugal is the largest producer of carob, followed by Italy and Morocco. In the Mediterranean Basin, extended to the southern Atlantic coast of Portugal (i.e. the Algarve region) and the Atlantic northwestern Moroccan coast, carob pods were often used as animal feed and in times of famine, as "the last source of [human] food in hard times". The ripe, dried, and sometimes toasted pod is often ground into carob powder, which was sometimes used as an ersatz cocoa powder, especially in the 1970s natural food movement. The powder and chips can be used as a chocolate alternative in most recipes.

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  1. carob

    Carob is a tropical pod that contains a sweet, edible pulp and inedible seeds. This plant, also known as Ceratonia siliqua, comes from the legume family and is often used as a chocolate substitute in various foods. The pulp from the pod is typically dried or roasted and is also processed for various uses in the food industry. Its seeds are even used for making a gum-like substance used as a thickener or stabilizer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carobnoun

    an evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree

  2. Carobnoun

    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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp. garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharrb, Per. Kharnb. Cf. Clgaroba.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carob

    kar′ob, n. the algaroba or locust-tree, a tree of the order Leguminosæ, native to the Mediterranean countries. [Through Fr. from Ar. kharrūbah.]

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  4. CORBA

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carob in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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