from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pod or fruit of the carob; St. John's bread.
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The Hausa of Africa use the natural potash which accumulates in dying trenches, or an infusion of carob-bean husks, or even of mimosa, which the most wealthy import from Egypt.
"Yes," replied I; "and when I awoke, I found on my stomach a die of bone, a play-stick, a green date-stone and a carob-bean, and I know not why she did this."
[FN#510] The pad of the carob-bean which changes little after being plucked is an emblem of constancy.
510 The pad of the carob-bean which changes little after being plucked is an emblem of constancy.
As for the carob-bean, it signifies, 'The lover's heart is wearied; so be thou patient under our separation, even as Job was patient.'"