algarrobilla

noun al·gar·ro·bi·lla \ˌal-gə-(ˌ)rō-ˈbē-ə\\ˌal-gə-(ˌ)rō-ˈbe-(ˌ)lō\\ˌal-gə-(ˌ)rō-ˈvē-ə\
variants: or

algarobilla

\ˌal-gə-(ˌ)rō-ˈbē-ə\ or

algarobello

\ˌal-gə-(ˌ)rō-ˈbe-(ˌ)lō\ less commonly

algarovilla

\ˌal-gə-(ˌ)rō-ˈvē-ə\

Definition of algarrobilla

plural

-s

  1. :  the seeds and pods of certain leguminous trees and shrubs (especially of Pithecolobium parvifolium, Caesalpinia brevifolia, and Prosopis juliflora) having astringent properties and used for tanning and dyeing

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of algarrobilla

American Spanish algarrobilla, from Spanish, carob tree, diminutive of algarroba


First Known Use: 1845


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up algarrobilla? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!