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algarroba

or al·ga·ro·ba

[ al-guh-roh-buh ]
/ ˌæl gəˈroʊ bə /
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noun
any of certain mesquites, especially Prosopis juliflora, having pinnate leaves and yellowish flowers.
the beanlike pod of this plant.
the carob tree or fruit.
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Origin of algarroba

1835–45; <Spanish <Arabic al the + kharrūbahcarob
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British Dictionary definitions for algarroba

algarroba

algaroba

/ (ˌælɡəˈrəʊbə) /

noun
another name for mesquite, carob
the edible pod of these trees

Word Origin for algarroba

C19: from Spanish, from Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob
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