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
Recent Examples of carob from the Web
The seeds are stone-ground, and the spreads are flavored with beet, carob-chocolate, date, fig, pomegranate or strawberry: Sesame Kingdom Tahini Spreads, $13 for nine ounces, $78 for all six flavors, 800-460-3037, sesamekingdom.com.
Chop pickled chilies into large pieces and sprinkle approximately one pepper over top. Drizzle 1/2 tablespoon of carob molasses over each portion.
Chicory root, dandelion root, burdock root, eleuthero root (which has similar properties to ginseng), chaga mushroom, orange peel, cinnamon chips, and carob.
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Origin and Etymology of carob
Medieval French carobe, from Medieval Latin carrubium, from Arabic kharrūba
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
CAROB Defined for English Language Learners
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 Definition of carob
1: a Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with racemose red flowers
2: a carob pod; also : its sweet pulp
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