arroba

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noun ar·ro·ba \ ə-ˈrō-bə \

Definition of arroba

1 :an old Spanish unit of weight equal to about 25 pounds
2 :an old Portuguese unit of weight equal to about 32 pounds

Origin and Etymology of arroba

Spanish & Portuguese, from Arabic al-rubʽ, literally, the quarter


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