carob

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car·ob

noun \ˈker-əb, ˈka-rəb\

: the fruit of a Mediterranean tree that can be prepared to taste similar to chocolate and is used in various foods

Full Definition of CAROB

1
:  a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with racemose red flowers
2
:  a pod of the carob tree or its sweet pulp having a flavor similar to that of chocolate

Origin of CAROB

Middle French carobe, from Medieval Latin carrubium, from Arabic kharrūba
First Known Use: 1548

Rhymes with CAROB

car·ob

noun \ˈkar-əb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAROB

1
: a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with racemose red flowers
2
: a carob pod; also : its sweet pulp

carob

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Leguminous evergreen tree (Ceratonia siliqua) native to the eastern Mediterranean region and cultivated elsewhere. It is sometimes known as locust, or St. John's bread, in the belief that the “locusts” on which John the Baptist fed were carob pods. The tree, about 50 ft (15 m) tall, bears compound, glossy leaves with thick leaflets. Its red flowers are followed by flat, leathery pods that contain 5–15 hard brown seeds embedded in a sweet, edible pulp that tastes similar to chocolate.

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