Saint John's bread


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Saint John's bread

n
(Plants) another name for carob2
[C16: so called because its beans were thought to be the "locusts" that John the Baptist ate in the desert]
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Though not a complete protein, it is said that this is the food that sustained John the Baptist in the desert for 40 days (hence the name, Saint John's bread).