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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
johanneksenleipäpuu
rogač
johannesbroodjohannesbroodboom

carob

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

nJohannisbrotbaum m; (= fruit)Johannisbrot nt
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carob

[ˈkærəb] ncarrubo
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References in classic literature ?
Sancho ate without requiring to be pressed, and in the dark bolted mouthfuls like the knots on a tether, and said he, "You are a proper trusty squire, one of the right sort, sumptuous and grand, as this banquet shows, which, if it has not come here by magic art, at any rate has the look of it; not like me, unlucky beggar, that have nothing more in my alforjas than a scrap of cheese, so hard that one might brain a giant with it, and, to keep it company, a few dozen carobs and as many more filberts and walnuts; thanks to the austerity of my master, and the idea he has and the rule he follows, that knights-errant must not live or sustain themselves on anything except dried fruits and the herbs of the field."
The carob, an iconic product of Cyprus, is often described as 'black gold', not just in our local tradition generally but also, more specifically, in the Pegeia region of Paphos -- which is where a festival will be setting out to celebrate the carob and its large family of products this week.
Lynn, who has previously won best of breed at Crufts, said: "The eggs are made from carob, the doggie alternative to chocolate, and have a peanut butter flavour so smell sweet.
INGREDIENTS: 200ml sunflower seed butter 80ml maple syrup 4tbsp cacao or carob powder 1tsp vanilla extract Salt METHOD: 1.
Recently, low-cost precursors have become the focus of researchers for example, chitosans [14], bark of Pinus elliottii [15], Jatropha curcas [16], sugarcane bagasse [17], Eichornia crassipes [18], coconut [19], agricultural peels [20-22], sunflower stalks [23], raw carob shells and chemically treated carob shells [24], Diplotaxis harra, and Glebionis coronaria L [25].
"The aim of the meeting was to open new markets for Lebanese agricultural and industrial production in Hungary, especially wine, honey, carob, olive oil, apples and preserves," the statement noted.
Carob, tamarind and licorice: One of these three drinks must be present on every table; they quench your thirst and boost your metabolism.
(TAP) -- Organic farming in the governorate of Monastir was consolidated by the creation of three units for the valuation of barbaric fig, carob and dates, regional agricultural development commissioner Abdelmalek Sellami said.
Add in the raw cocoa, or carob, powder, and blend in pulses until combined.
(carob) is an evergreen tree belonging to the Caesalpinioideae subfamily of Leguminosae family [1-6].
Carob legumes have a marked nutritional value due to its high dietary fiber and phenol compounds which exert a preventative role against heart disease and lowering serum cholesterol [14, 15].