carob

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noun car·ob \ˈker-əb, ˈka-rəb\

Definition of carob

  1. 1 :  a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with racemose red flowers

  2. 2 :  a pod of the carob tree or its sweet pulp having a flavor similar to that of chocolate

Origin and Etymology of carob

Medieval French carobe, from Medieval Latin carrubium, from Arabic kharrūba


First Known Use: 1548


CAROB Defined for English Language Learners

carob

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Definition of carob for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

carob

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noun car·ob \ˈkar-əb\

Medical Definition of carob

  1. 1:  a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with racemose red flowers

  2. 2:  a carob pod; also :  its sweet pulp



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