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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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Just as the old man will never see the fruit of the carob tree he plants, our civilization and species will never see what fruit is born out of 2014J.
Magpies scolded from the carob trees, and a pair of hoopoes flew up from a muddy puddle.
Walking under a carob tree the other evening, I smelled a strong scent of chlorine bleach.
According to the Bible, locusts were the food John the Baptist ate with wild honey as, "his diet in the wilderness," although more recent reading of the Bible gives his food to be the fruit of the carob trees.
Black gold was the name Cypriots of the past gave carob trees because their versatile, valuable pods were such an important source of revenue.
Having the only grinder in the region, will provide jobs for the villagers, encourage the villagers on planting carob trees and cultivating their lands.
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.
And they turned out to be carob trees, which made the whole thing even more mysterious than the not knowing, because they didn't smell remotely of chocolate.
Set on plateaux either side of the spectacular Randidi Gorge, the 6,299m lay-out has stunning views over the Mediterranean as it winds its way through groves of olive and carob trees.
The village is also known for its carob trees which produce a sweet treacley substance used for syrup and toffee.
Several ancient and gnarled carob trees grows by the cave.
Carob trees in heavily watered parkway strips are also a hazard.