carob means: Carob seed is dried and ground to be used as a chocolate substitute. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does carob mean?
A sweet pulp made from the leathery, long-lasting pods of an evergreen tree that is native to the Middle East. Although the pulp is edible raw, it can also be dried and roasted to make a powder. It has an identical flavor to chocolate, and it is commonly used to flavour baked goods and candies. The powder can be found in specialty food stores and health food shops. Carob can also be known as Saint John’s bread or locust bean. (in Cooking Dictionary)
A Mediterranean evergreen tree (Ceratonia siliqua) The pea family has pinnately-compound leaves and large dark brown, leathery pods. (in Merlin Dictionary)
This plant’s pod contains a sweet, edible pulp as well as seeds which yield a gel that is used to stabilize food products. (in Merlin Dictionary)
This edible flour or powder is made from ground pods and seeds of the plant. It can be used to replace chocolate. (in Merlin Dictionary)