algaroba

noun

al·​ga·​ro·​ba ˌal-gə-ˈrō-bə How to pronounce algaroba (audio)
variants or algarroba or algarrobo
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[Mexican Spanish, from Spanish] : mesquite
also : its pods

Word History

Etymology

Spanish algarroba, from Arabic al-kharrūba the carob

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of algaroba was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Algaroba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algaroba. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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