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locust bean

  1. carob.
  2. a seed of a carob pod.
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Origin of locust bean

First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for locust bean

Historical Examples of locust bean

  • The climate is mild, and not only the grape and olive, but dates, figs and the carob or locust-bean flourish.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 4


  • He accepted a piece of locust-bean with leisurely condescension and watched us with quiet interest as he chewed.

  • The species Pteclobyum gives the “Locust-bean,” as sold at every little sweetmeat shop in London.