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

    evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob


  1. carob tree

    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.


  1. carob tree

    A carob tree is an evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region and the Middle East. Its scientific name is Ceratonia siliqua. This tree is known for its edible pods that are often used as a substitute for chocolate. It can grow up to 15 meters high and has large, glossy, dark green leaves. The carob tree is also drought-resistant, making it well-suited for dry climates. The seeds of the fruit are also used in the production of a type of gum.


  1. Carob Tree

    Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree and St John's-bread, is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible legumes, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The seed pod may be crushed and used as ersatz chocolate. It is native to the Mediterranean region including Southern Europe, Northern Africa, the larger Mediterranean islands; to the Levant and Middle-East of Western Asia into Iran; and to the Canary Islands and Macaronesia. The vernacular names in other cultures and languages for Ceratonia siliqua include: Arabic: خروب‎ kharrūb; German: Johannisbrotbaum; Greek: χαρουπιά kharoupia or ξυλοκερατιά ksylokeratia; Spanish: algarrobo, caroba; French: caroubier, caroube; Hebrew: חרוב‎ ḥaruv; Portuguese: alfarrobeira; Catalan: garrofa; Sicilian: carrubba; Turkish: harnup, keçiboynuzu; Croatian: rogač. The word Carat, a unit of purity for gold alloys, was derived from the word carob.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carob tree in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carob tree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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