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carob

[kar′əb]
Etymology: Ar. al kharrubah
Ceratonia siliqua, a tree native to the Mediterranean basin.

carob

The sweet pulp of the Mediterranean evergreen leguminous tree, Ceratonia siliquia, a chocolate surrogate for those who are allergic to chocolate or adhere wish to eliminate chocolate from their diet. Carob is high in palm kernel oil (i.e., a “tropical oil”) and therefore atherogenic; it is also high in sodium, and thus linked to hypertension.
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Rats and mice are considered as the biggest threat to carob production as they feed on tree branches, which causes branches to dry out and productionto fall, but Sergides said they also threaten the indigenous beetle, propomacrus cypriacus, which can be found only in Cyprus, and live on carob trees.
Eliezer's powers over nature; his prayers are readily answered; he controls the seas; Heaven does what he wishes to the carob tree, the stream, and the walls of the study-house, and the very crops in the fields respond to his will.
Magpies scolded from the carob trees, and a pair of hoopoes flew up from a muddy puddle.
In the San Fernando Valley, when fall-flowering carob trees begin to waft their unique perfume, it is a signal that the worst of the year's heat is over and that fall planting may begin in earnest.
The carob tree, allowed to grow naturally, gives shade to a corner of the dining deck.
Nearly 18 kilometers square and cutting across 21 villages distributed in the districts of Marjayoun, Nabatieh and Jbeil, the area hosts a diversity of tree species, such as oak, bay laurels, hawthorns and carob trees.
Both sides of the road are now lined with carob trees, transforming the entrance to the Zawtar villages into an attractive and verdant haven during both summer and winter months.
When the pupils found out the 39 carob trees around the campus perimeter would be removed, they decided to let the city know just how they felt.
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.
Newhall Land also donated a large carob tree that will be planted to shade the home bleachers on the campus baseball field.
This year, for the first time on Green Monday, the Kontea Heritage Foundation is organising an event for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots at the Carob Tree Peace Park in Kontea in the north, encouraging both communities to take part in activities of traditional dancing and games.
This unprecedented collaboration culminates today in a celebration of the completion of the first phase of the project, the opening of the Carob Tree Peace Park which the organisers hope will serve as a meeting place for all Cypriots.