carob

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English[edit]

carob tree
carob fruits

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French carobe, from Arabic خَرُّوب ‎(ḵarrūb, locust bean pod), from Assyrian Neo-Aramaic [script needed] ‎(kharubu).

Noun[edit]

carob ‎(plural carobs)

  1. An evergreen shrub or tree, Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region.
  2. The fruit of that tree.
  3. A sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit.

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