algaroba

algarroba

[al-guh-roh-buh]
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:
1835–45; < Spanish < Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob

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algarroba or algaroba (ˌælɡəˈrəʊbə)
 
n
1.  mesquite another name for carob
2.  the edible pod of these trees
 
[C19: from Spanish, from Arabic al the + kharrūbahcarob]
 
algaroba or algaroba
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish, from Arabic al the + kharrūbahcarob]

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