Carob definition

kărəb
An edible powder or flour made from the ground seeds and pods of this plant, used as a substitute for chocolate.
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A Mediterranean evergreen tree (Ceratonia siliqua) of the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and large, dark, leathery pods.
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The pod of this plant, containing a sweet edible pulp and seeds that yield a gum used as a stabilizer in food products.
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A leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) of the E Mediterranean, bearing long, flat, leathery, brown pods with a sweet pulp.
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Such a pod, used for fodder or in making a nutritious, chocolatelike drink or candy.
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An evergreen shrub or tree, Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region.
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The fruit of that tree.
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A sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carob
Plural:
carobs

Origin of carob

  • Middle English carabe from Old French carobe from Medieval Latin carrūbium from Arabic ḫarrūba carob pod algaroba

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French carobe, from Arabic خروب (kharrūb, “locust bean pod”), from Assyrian kharubu.

    From Wiktionary