Definition of Algaroba

1. n. The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called St. John's bread.



Definition of Algaroba

1. the mesquite [n -S] - See also: mesquite

Medical Definition of Algaroba

1. The Carob, a leguminous tree of the Mediterranean region; also, its edible beans or pods, called St. John's bread. 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. Origin: Sp. Algarroba, fr. Ar. Al-kharrbah. Cf. Carob. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Algaroba

alfredo
alfresco
alfs
alga
algaculture
algae
algaecidal
algaecide
algaecides
algaes
algal
algal bloom
algal mat
algal oxidation pond
algals
algaroba (current term)
algarobas
algarobilla
algaroth
algarovilla
algarroba
algarroba bean
algarrobas
algarrobilla
algarrobo
algarrobos
algas
algate
algates
algazel

Literary usage of Algaroba

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1. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"In addition to its asthetic qualities the algaroba is one of the most useful of trees. ... The algaroba is also our most important honey-producing plant, ..."

2. The River Pilcomayo from Its Discharge Into the River Paraguay to Parallel by Gunnar Anfin Lange (1906)
"804 algaroba abundant, some mistol and white quebracho. ... 950 Pastured country with a little algaroba; further away no woods and far to the south palms. ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1892)
"The plants and trees growing wild in llie country yield an extraordinary variety of commercial products, including algaroba and ..."

4. South America and the Pacific: Comprising a Journey Across the Pampas and by Peter Campbell Scarlett (1838)
"... them—A waggon train—A solitary shopkeeper—A foray of the Indians—Female wonder—Mosquitoes—Quick travelling—Wire spectacles—Rivers of the plain—algaroba ..."

5. Tropical Agriculture: The Climate, Soils, Cultural Methods, Crops, Live by Earley Vernon Wilcox (1916)
"In Hawaii the algaroba occupies an area of 50000 acres or more, ... The two companies which are preparing algaroba feed offer about $10 a ton for the ..."

6. Our Hawaii by Charmian London (1917)
"The first seed of the algaroba was brought to Hawaii from France by Father Bachelot, founder of the Catholic Mission, and was planted by him in Honolulu, ..."

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