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 (ăl-fôr′hä, äl-)
n. Western US
A saddlebag.

[Spanish, from Old Spanish, from Arabic al-ḫurj : al-, the + ḫurj, saddlebag; akin to Armenian xorg, sackcloth, and Syriac kurgā and Persian khurjīn, saddlebag, all ultimately from Middle Iranian *xwarg-.]
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a saddlebag made of leather or canvas
[C17: from Spanish, from Arabic al-khurj the saddlebag]
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(ælˈfɔr hɑ)

n., pl. -jas. Southwestern U.S.
a saddlebag, esp. a leather one.
[1605–15; < Sp < Arabic al-khurj the pair of saddlebags]
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