noun, plural ar·ro·bas [uh-roh-buh z; Spanish and Portuguese ahr-raw-bahs] /əˈroʊ bəz; Spanish and Portuguese ɑrˈrɔ bɑs/.
Origin of arroba
Examples from the Web for arroba
These are gathered, and tied up in bundles of about an arroba, or thirty-two pounds' weight.
These fish are so big that they weigh half an arroba each, and some as much as one arroba.The Conquest of the River Plate (1535-1555)|Ulrich Schmidt
Each of these Chinese works one arroba of rough iron into nails daily, and is paid only the said twenty-eight reals per month.
Beef is sold at three reals the arroba, or 25 lb.; mutton, for the whole sheep, six reals.A Five Years' Residence in Buenos Ayres|George Thomas Love
The price in Nauta is two dollars the arroba, and in Europe from forty to sixty dollars.