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Noun: carob  ker-ub [N. Amer], ka-rub [Brit]
  1. Long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
    - carob bean, algarroba bean, algarroba, locust bean, locust pod
  2. Evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
    - 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
    - carob powder, Saint-John's-bread

Derived forms: carobs

Type of: bean, bean tree, food product, foodstuff

Part of: Ceratonia, genus Ceratonia

Encyclopedia: Carob