from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An eastern Mediterranean evergreen tree (Ceratonia siliqua) in the pea family, having pinnately compound leaves and large, dark, leathery pods.
- n. 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 algarroba.
- n. An edible powder or flour made from the ground seeds and pods of this plant, often used as a substitute for chocolate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An evergreen shrub or tree, Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region.
- n. The fruit of that tree.
- n. A sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.
- n. One of the long, sweet, succulent, pods of the carob tree, which are used as food for animals and sometimes eaten by man; -- called also St. John's bread, carob bean, and algaroba bean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common English name of the plant Ceratonia Siliqua.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
- n. powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
- n. evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
a tree called the carob or kharub-tree, which is common in Ionia,
Many dryland fruit trees such as carob and olive also have a tap root.
[FN#421] Cassia fistularis, a kind of carob: "Shambar" is the
421 Cassia fistularis, a kind of carob: “Shambar” is the Arab. form of the Persian “Chambar.”
Sicilians divide ice cream, or ices, into two main categories: the slushy, water-based granita, flavored with island classics like almond or lemon; and gelato, which has a silky, creamy texture thanks to the inclusion of eggs, milk or a starchy emulsifying base, and is preferably made with Sicily's native carob bean.
Several months ago, a large portion of a giant, city-owned carob tree fell across the road in front of our house, exposing a massive beehive.
My daughters could tell similar stories about me -- they regularly ate carob brownies spiked with bran and wheat germ!
Rapunzel210 -- It's been so long since I had carob, I'm actually feeling nostalgic for the flavor.
Miró's obsessive attention to a kind of personal storehouse of imagery, the carob tree, the animals and insects of Catalonia, his footprints in the place he fell to earth, begins to find its full expression in this painting.
Spread the peanut butter on the tortillas, then add in the carob chips and marshmallows.