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car·ob

 (kăr′əb)
n.
1.
a. A Mediterranean evergreen tree (Ceratonia siliqua) of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and large, dark, leathery pods.
b. The pod of this plant, containing a sweet edible pulp and seeds that yield a gum used as a stabilizer in food products. Also called algaroba.
2. An edible powder or flour made from the ground seeds and pods of this plant, used as a substitute for chocolate.

[Middle English carabe, from Old French carobe, from Medieval Latin carrūbium, from Arabic ḫarrūba, carob pod; see algaroba.]

carob

(ˈkærəb)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: algarroba an evergreen leguminous Mediterranean tree, Ceratonia siliqua, with compound leaves and edible pods
2. (Cookery) Also called: algarroba or Saint John's bread the long blackish sugary pod of this tree, used as a substitute for chocolate and for animal fodder
[C16: from Old French carobe, from Medieval Latin carrūbium, from Arabic al kharrūbah]

car•ob

(ˈkær əb)

n.
1. a Mediterranean tree, Ceratonia siliqua, of the legume family, bearing long leathery pods containing sweet edible pulp.
2. the pod of this tree.
3. the pulp of the pods, often ground into a powder and used esp. as a substitute for chocolate.
[1540–50; < Middle French carobe < Medieval Latin carrūbium < Arabic kharrūb bean-pods, carobs]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carob - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulpcarob - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
carob powder, Saint-John's-bread, carob - powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
carob bean tree, carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, algarroba, carob - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
bean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
2.carob - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible podscarob - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
algarroba, algarroba bean, carob, carob bean, locust bean, locust pod - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
bean tree - any of several trees having seedpods as fruits
3.carob - powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
food product, foodstuff - a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food
algarroba, algarroba bean, carob, carob bean, locust bean, locust pod - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
Translations
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johannesbroodjohannesbroodboom

carob

[ˈkærəb] N (= bean) → algarroba f; (= tree) → algarrobo m

carob

nJohannisbrotbaum m; (= fruit)Johannisbrot nt

carob

[ˈkærəb] ncarrubo
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A THE term carat goes back to ancient Greece and the Middle East, when carob beans were used to weigh precious metals.
My wife collects carob beans from the ground, washes and nibbles on them most evenings -- when not, baked sunflower seed.
And stabilisers - like locust bean gum (E410) which is made from carob beans - help stop these ingredients from separating again.