Definition of carob in English:
1 [mass noun] A brown floury powder extracted from the carob bean, used as a substitute for chocolate.
- Fortunately the redoubtable Ms. Hillary is not diabetic, as chocolates are high on the prohibited list, as are the so-called ‘diabetic’ chocolates or the chocolate substitute carob.
- Add extras such as carob or malted milk powder to impart a gourmet flavor to your concoctions.
- One brand of homemade ice-cream has chunks of salt and carob instead of proper chocolate.
2 (also carob tree) A small evergreen Arabian tree which bears long brownish-purple edible pods. Also called locust tree.
- Ceratonia siliqua, family Leguminosae
- To save his life, the rabbi withdrew with his son to a cave in Galilee where, miraculously, a carob tree grew and a water well appeared, so that he never lacked for food or water.
- And when you taste the final product in the form of a carob cake, you'll have no doubt the humble carob tree has a great future!
- His glaze was equally complex and equally secret, and he took both recipes to his grave when he hung himself from a carob tree in 1786.
2.1 (also carob bean) The edible pod of the carob tree. Also called locust bean.
- Gem dealers used to balance their scales with carob beans because these beans all have the same weight.
- The carob beans used here come from a row of trees planted in the 1960s by a farmer in the Hawkes Bay.
- Other Cretan agricultural products are carob beans, fava, mountain tea, broad beans, oregano and flax.
Definition of carob in:
- US English dictionary
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