ETYM Cf. French caroube fruit of the carob tree, Spanish garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, from Arabic kharrűb, Per. Kharnűb. Related to Clgaroba.
1. Evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob; SYN. carob tree, carob bean tree, algarroba, Ceratonia siliqua.
2. Long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute; SYN. carob bean, algarroba bean, algarroba, locust bean, locust pod.
3. Powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute; SYN. carob powder, Saint-John's-bread.
Mediterranean plant yielding edible pulp used e.g. as chocolate substitute.
Small Mediterranean tree Ceratonia siliqua of the legume family Leguminosae. Its pods, 20 cm/8 in long, are used as animal fodder; they are also the source of a chocolate substitute.
Zimzeleno drvo slatkih mahunastih plodova iz porodice leptirnjača.