locust bean EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun. a seed of a pod.
Origin of locust bean First recorded in 1840–50 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 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.
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.