carob

noun
car·ob | \ˈker-əb, ˈka-rəb\

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

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Krikov creates tahini spreads blended either with carob, cocoa, or pressed dates ($7 each for 6 ounces). Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "She’s on a tahini mission," 9 July 2018 Get a mix, like those from Puppy Cake, which use healthy ingredients, such as beet powder, carob powder, and bananas, to make substitutes for human favorites (hello, red velvet!). Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "How to Throw the Best-Ever Dog Birthday Party," 22 Jan. 2018 Children are offered a traditional Turkish drink with milk, carob powder and date syrup that’s meant to strengthen the bones. New York Times, "All the Amenities Airlines are Offering for Healthier Flights," 4 Apr. 2018 Locust gum, from carob trees, or guar gum, extracted from guar beans, will help shape and define your curls. Loren Savini, Allure, "4 Expert-Approved Natural Ingredients to Try If Your Hair Is Thinning," 19 Feb. 2018 Most mainstream grocery stores carry whole wheat bread, organic fruits, even wheat germ and carob powder. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "How the Bay Area’s counterculture helped sprout hippie food," 19 Jan. 2018 According to Kitchn, Daphne, who goes by @periperipeng on Instagram, uses a Nespresso milk frother, natural food dye, and carob powder to create the cute creatures. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "Teen's 3-D Latte Art Goes Viral," 18 Oct. 2017 Chicory root, dandelion root, burdock root, eleuthero root (which has similar properties to ginseng), chaga mushroom, orange peel, cinnamon chips, and carob. Ashlea Halpern, Bon Appetit, "The Real-World Etsy Shop For All Your DIY Needs," 24 Apr. 2017 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. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Tahini Is at the Heart of These Vibrant Spreads," 5 June 2017

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First Known Use of carob

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carob

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

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carob

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carob

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

carob

noun
car·ob | \ˈkar-əb \

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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