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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 of alforja
1605-1615
1605-15; < Spanish < Arabic al-khurj the pair of saddlebags
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  • When meal-time arrives, each peasant brings out the alforja, or embroidered wallet, which Sancho Panza kept so well filled.

    Things seen in Spain C. Gasquoine Hartley
British Dictionary definitions for alforja

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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