Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See algarroba.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called St. John's bread.
  • noun The Honey mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), a small tree found from California to Buenos Ayres; also, its sweet, pulpy pods. A valuable gum, resembling gum arabic, is collected from the tree in Texas and Mexico.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region.
  • noun The edible beans or pods of the carob; St. John's bread.
  • noun The honey mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), a small tree found from California to Buenos Aires.
  • noun The sweet, pulpy pods of the honey mesquite.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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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Spanish algarroba, from Arabic. Compare carob.

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