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.
carob gathering commences about mid-August and lasts for about a month.
The pulp of the pods of the carob tree is eatable; but that of Poinciana is said to be injurious.
The carob (Ceratonia Siliqua) must also be mentioned as among the rarer products of this region.
The carob tree belongs to the natural order Leguminos, sub-order Caesalpin, and is the only species of the genus Ceratonia.
The lotus-eaters dwelt in Cyrenaica, so that the carob must have been abundant in their country.
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.