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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region.
  • n. The edible beans or pods of the carob; St. John's bread.
  • n. The honey mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), a small tree found from California to Buenos Aires.
  • n. The sweet, pulpy pods of the honey mesquite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called St. John's bread.
  • n. The Honey mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), a small tree found from California to Buenos Ayres; also, its sweet, pulpy pods. A valuable gum, resembling gum arabic, is collected from the tree in Texas and Mexico.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See algarroba.

Etymologies

Spanish algarroba, from Arabic. Compare carob. (Wiktionary)

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