Here and there a carob tree or a clump of tamarisk at a tomb.
The Locust, or carob Bean, is now largely used by the stock-feeder.
It produced the “lotus-zizyphus” or the carob, now common in the islands of the Mediterranean and on the continent.
One occasionally sees in Malta a peculiar tree called the carob, with thick, dark green foliage.
The climate is mild, and not only the grape and olive, but dates, figs and the carob or locust-bean flourish.
The carob (Ceratonia Siliqua) must also be mentioned as among the rarer products of this region.
The pulp of the pods of the carob tree is eatable; but that of Poinciana is said to be injurious.
The lotus-eaters dwelt in Cyrenaica, so that the carob must have been abundant in their country.
The carob tree belongs to the natural order Leguminos, sub-order Caesalpin, and is the only species of the genus Ceratonia.
carob gathering commences about mid-August and lasts for about a month.
1540s, from French carobe, ultimately from Arabic kharrub "locust bean pod" (also in Persian as khirnub), perhaps from Assyrian kharubu or Aramaic kharubha "carob tree, carob," related to Hebrew harubh.