carob

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English[edit]

carob tree (1)
carob fruits (2)
carob confection (3)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French carobe, from Arabic خَرُّوب (ḵarrūb), from Classical Syriac ܚܪܘܒܐ (ḥarrūḇā).

Noun[edit]

carob (countable and uncountable, plural carobs)

  1. An evergreen shrub or tree, Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region.
    Synonym: St. John's bread
  2. The fruit of that tree.
    Synonym: locust bean
  3. A sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit.

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