seeds of

Ceratonia siliqua

Brown seeds of an extremely picturesque tree known as the Carob tree, Saint John's bread  The seeds weigh about 0.2 gram, and are the origin of the modern unit of mass known as the carat.

Language or area Name of seed Name of unit, if different
N. Africa kharouba  
  tessoudj  
  kirat  
Kaarta jabee kissi  
Timbuktu, Djenné giratu, bani, bouana  
Bonduku banan  
     
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