- any of certain mesquites, especially Prosopis juliflora, having pinnate leaves and yellowish flowers.
- the beanlike pod of this plant.
- the carob tree or fruit.
Origin of algarroba
1835–45; < Spanish < Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob
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Examples from the Web for algarroba
She slipped away from the trunk of the algarroba and started off toward the clearing.
This algarroba wood is like iron and under water is almost imperishable.Francisco Our Little Argentine Cousin
Eva Cannon Brooks
The skins are first dried in the sun, being pegged down with thorns of the algarroba tree.At Home with the Patagonians
George Chaworth Musters
Even as the colossal one approached, Miguel Alvarado caught sight of the slim young nut-brown girl under the algarroba tree.
C19: from Spanish, from Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob
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