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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ And then another figure appeared from behind the carob.
▪ Chocolate and chocolate sauces, toffees, fudge, butterscotch, carob chocolate.
▪ The carob came into sight below.
▪ The pods of the carob trees dangled, black and leaking rank gum, ripe for cropping.
▪ Then, as I looked back at the dark, inscrutable carob tree, I did feel a faint touch of fear.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Carob \Car"ob\, n. [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp. garrobo, al-garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharr[=u]b, Per. Kharn[=u]b. Cf. Clgaroba.]

  1. (Bot.) An evergreen leguminous tree ( Ceratania Siliqua) found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean; the St. John's bread; -- called also carob tree.

  2. One of the long, sweet, succulent, pods of the carob tree, which are used as food for animals and sometimes eaten by man; -- called also St. John's bread, carob bean, and algaroba bean.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1540s, from French carobe, ultimately from Arabic kharrub "locust bean pod" (also in Persian as khirnub), perhaps from Assyrian kharubu or Aramaic kharubha "carob tree, carob," related to Hebrew harubh.


n. 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.

  1. n. 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]

  2. evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob [syn: carob tree, carob bean tree, algarroba, Ceratonia siliqua]

  3. powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute [syn: carob powder, Saint-John's-bread]

Carob (hieroglyph)

In Budge's compendium dictionary, there are 15 entries with nedjem, and related words. Six of them are a doubling of the word, nedjemnedjem related to passion, concubines, etc.

Usage examples of "carob".

Farther on, at a stand, a woman was selling chickpea flour, dried figs, and carobs, and a shepherd wearing a fleece jacket held a little basket.

Where dead trees had fallen, carob grew up, shadowing buckthorn, clematis, and spiny grass.

He chose a clump of tall carob trees, under which they arranged their few belongings--few indeed, for all they had were sundry wraps and fire-arms, and a little dried meat and rice.

She felt as if she had been flung into a different plane of existence, yet the dirt under her feet smelled like plain, good dirt, and many of the plants were ones she remembered from her childhood, when she and Da had traveled in the lands whose southern boundary was the great middle sea: silver pine and white oak, olive and carob, prickly juniper and rosemary and myrtle.

In the shade at the base of the tower, she drank sparingly and finally allowed herself to eat: some desiccated berries, a coarse flat bread made palatable by being fried in olive oil, the sugary, withered carob pods she gathered every day, and today's delicacy, a paste of fish-meal and crushed parsnip flavored with onion and pulped juniper berries.

O'Molloy he came forth slowly into Mary's abbey where draymen were loading floats with sacks of carob and palmnut meal, O'Connor, Wexford.

If things dragged on for too long, he could always go in search of a snack machine, but since most of the English professors seemed to be on a health and fitness kick, he wasn't even sure that they had a snack machine, and if they did, it might offer such arcane items as wheat germ and carob candy bars.

As the wagon went rolling past the carob tree Rivas breathed through his mouth, for the air was sharp with the metallic smell of the killed bee.

A young man with shoulder-length hair and a striped apron stood behind the counter eating a carob bar.

But he is tough, that one, tougher than a knot in an old carob tree.

It is basically a chocolate substitute made from the roasted and ground pods of the carob tree, a Mediterranean evergreen that goes by the name Ceratonia siliqua.

A trooper unstrapped the rolled blanket from behind his saddle, spread it on the scraggly twistgrass beneath the carob tree, and set out a canteen, two cups and a piece of Colonial flat biscuit with a small twist of gray salt on it.

Instead I sought a hiding place for Thistle and finally tied him to a carob tree behind a mosque, across the way from the king’.

It could have been a figure of white stone, or a scattering of bones, or simply the bleached roots of an olive or carob tree long drowned in the desert's ergs and sandpapered to a reflective whiteness.

Bar Yohai defied the Roman edicts which banned Judaism and he fled to the village of Peki'in where he lived in a cave and where the Lord provided him with a carob tree for food and a stream for water.