algaroba
or algarroba or algarrobo noun Etymology: Spanish algarroba, from Arabic al-kharrūba the carob Date: 1577 1. carob 1 2. [Mexican Spanish, from Spanish] mesquite; also its pods

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  • Algaroba — Al ga*ro ba, n. [Sp. algarroba, fr. Ar. al kharr?bah. Cf. {Carob}.] (Bot.) (a) The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called {St. John s bread}. (b) The Honey mesquite ({Prosopis juliflora}), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Algarōba — Algarōba, das Holz von Prosopis alba, auch eine Varietät der Linse …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Algaroba — Algaroba, s. Nutzhölzer …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • algaroba — Ground meal of the fruit of Ceratonia siliqua; used as an adsorbent demulcent in the treatment of diarrhea. SYN: carob flour, locust gum. * * * al·ga·ro·ba (al″gə roґbə) algarroba …   Medical dictionary

  • algaroba — al·ga·ro·ba …   English syllables

  • algaroba —   n. carob; mesquite.    ♦ algarobin, n. dyestuff obtained from carob tree …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • algaroba —   Kiawe …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • algaroba — noun see algarroba …   Useful english dictionary

  • algaroba bean — Carob Car ob, n. [Cf. F. caroube fruit of the carob tree, Sp. garrobo, al garrobo, carob tree, fr. Ar. kharr[=u]b, Per. Kharn[=u]b. Cf. {Clgaroba}.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen leguminous tree ({Ceratania Siliqua}) found in the countries bordering the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prosopis juliflora — Algaroba Al ga*ro ba, n. [Sp. algarroba, fr. Ar. al kharr?bah. Cf. {Carob}.] (Bot.) (a) The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called {St. John s bread}. (b) The Honey mesquite ({Prosopis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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