- noun a long flat dried pod of the carob tree, used in food preparations and in animal feed, where it is called ‘locust bean’
- The fruit of a leguminous evergreen tree, Ceratonia siliqua, from the Mediterranean. The brown, ripe seed pods (20 by 2.5 cm) contain an edible sweet pulp and hard inedible seeds. The pulp is dried and ground into a powder resembling and used as a substitute for cocoa and chocolate powder especially by those who required stimulant-free confectionery and drinks.
- noun an edible powder with a taste similar to that of chocolate, made from the seeds and pods of an evergreen tree