locust bean

locust bean
A seed of the carob tree.

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  • Locust bean — Locust Lo cust, n. [L. locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. {Lobster}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family {Acridid[ae]}, allied to the grasshoppers; esp., ({Edipoda migratoria},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • locust bean — noun long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute • Syn: ↑carob, ↑carob bean, ↑algarroba bean, ↑algarroba, ↑locust pod • Hypernyms: ↑bean …   Useful english dictionary

  • locust-bean — saldžioji ceratonija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, medieninis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Ceratonia siliqua), paplitęs Afrikoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. Iš jo …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Locust bean gum — (also known as carob gum, carob bean gum, carobin, E410) is a galactomannan vegetable gum extracted from the seeds of the Carob tree. It is used as a thickening agent and gelling agent in food technology. It is soluble in hot water. [Martin… …   Wikipedia

  • locust bean gum powder — noun or locust bean flour : carob flour …   Useful english dictionary

  • locust bean flour — noun see locust bean gum powder …   Useful english dictionary

  • locust bean — lo′cust bean n. pln carob • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • locust bean gum — noun a vegetable gum extracted from the seeds of the carob (locust beans) and used as a food additive; chemically, it is a galactomannan Syn: carob gum, carubin, E410, thickener, stabiliser, gelling agent …   Wiktionary

  • locust bean — noun Date: 1847 carob …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • locust bean — 1. carob. 2. a seed of a carob pod. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

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