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alforja

[al-fawr-juh; Spanish ahl-fawr-hah] /ælˈfɔr dʒə; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑ/
noun, plural alforjas
[al-fawr-juh z; Spanish ahl-fawr-hahs] /ælˈfɔr dʒəz; Spanish ɑlˈfɔr hɑs/ (Show IPA).
Southwestern U.S.
1.
a saddlebag, especially one made of leather.
2.
a cheek pouch.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Spanish < Arabic al-khurj the pair of saddlebags
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alforja

/ælˈfɔːdʒə/
noun (Southwestern US)
1.
a saddlebag made of leather or canvas
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-khurj the saddlebag
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