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al·ga·ro·ba

or al·gar·ro·ba  (ăl′gə-rō′bə) or al·gar·ro·bo (-bō)
n.
1. See mesquite.
2. See carob.

[American Spanish algarroba, mesquite, from Spanish, carob, from Arabic al-ḫarrūba : al-, the + ḫarrūba, carob pod (from ḫarrūb, carob; see ḫrb in Semitic roots).]
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algarroba

(ˌælɡəˈrəʊbə) or

algaroba

n
1. (Plants) another name for mesquite, carob
2. (Cookery) the edible pod of these trees
Also: algorrobo
[C19: from Spanish, from Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob]
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al•gar•ro•ba

or al•ga•ro•ba

(ˌæl gəˈroʊ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
1. any of certain mesquites, esp. Prosopis juliflora, having pinnate leaves and yellowish flowers.
2. the beanlike pod of this plant.
3. the carob tree or fruit.
[1835–45; < Sp < Arabic al the + kharrūbah carob]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.algarroba - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulpalgarroba - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
carob powder, Saint-John's-bread, carob - powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute
carob bean tree, carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, algarroba, carob - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
bean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
2.algarroba - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible podsalgarroba - evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob
algarroba, algarroba bean, carob, carob bean, locust bean, locust pod - long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
bean tree - any of several trees having seedpods as fruits
3.algarroba - mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeingalgarroba - mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeing
Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis juliiflora, algarroba - mesquite of Gulf Coast and Caribbean Islands from Mexico to Venezuela
bean - any of various seeds or fruits that are beans or resemble beans
4.algarroba - mesquite of Gulf Coast and Caribbean Islands from Mexico to Venezuelaalgarroba - mesquite of Gulf Coast and Caribbean Islands from Mexico to Venezuela
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
algarobilla, algarrobilla, algarroba - mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeing
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Yet the flora and fauna of the monte is very uniform, and the basically flat or rolling landscape is little more than a monotonous succession of patches of creosote bushes, enlivened by sporadic retamo (Bulnesia retama, Zygophyllaceae), a leafless shrub with a treelike appearance and dark green stems (it is now rare because of its over-exploitation for wax), some algorrobo cuyano or algorrobo dulce (Prosopis flexuosa), and an occasional chainar such as Geoffroea decorticans.
There are also isolated patches of taller shrubs, which can be razed by sheep, that may contain algorrobo Prosopis denudans (Leguminosae), Lycium ameghinoi (Solanaceae), and Berberis cuneata (Berberidaceae).