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algarroba

[al-guh-roh-buh] /ˌæl gəˈroʊ bə/
noun
1.
any of certain mesquites, especially Prosopis juliflora, having pinnate leaves and yellowish flowers.
2.
the beanlike pod of this plant.
3.
the carob tree or fruit.
Also, algaroba.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Spanish < Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob
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  • They had a hole, you went right out in the algarroba patch, and there was a hole so air could circulate in these tunnels.
British Dictionary definitions for algarroba

algarroba

/ˌælɡəˈrəʊbə/
noun
1.
another name for mesquite, carob
2.
the edible pod of these trees
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, from Arabic al the + kharrūbahcarob
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