algaroba

noun
al·​ga·​ro·​ba | \ ˌal-gə-ˈrō-bə How to pronounce algaroba (audio) \
variants: or algarroba or algarrobo \ ˌal-​gə-​ˈrō-​bō How to pronounce algaroba (audio) \

Definition of algaroba

2 [Mexican Spanish, from Spanish] : mesquite also : its pods

First Known Use of algaroba

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for algaroba

Spanish algarroba, from Arabic al-kharrūba the carob

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“Algaroba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algaroba. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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