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carob (n.)

common English name of a leguminous evergreen tree native to the eastern Mediterranean lands, 1540s, from French carobe, ultimately from Arabic (Semitic) kharrub "locust bean pod" (also in Persian as khirnub), perhaps from Assyrian kharubu or Aramaic kharubha "carob tree, carob." Related to Hebrew harubh.

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Definitions of carob

carob (n.)
long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute;
Synonyms: carob bean / algarroba bean / algarroba / locust bean / locust pod
carob (n.)
evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob;
Synonyms: carob tree / carob bean tree / algarroba / Ceratonia siliqua
carob (n.)
powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute;
Synonyms: carob powder / Saint-John's-bread
From wordnet.princeton.edu