Definition of Arroba

1. Noun. A unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries.

Generic synonyms: Weight, Weight Unit



2. Noun. A liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countries.
Generic synonyms: Liquid Measure, Liquid Unit

Definition of Arroba

1. n. A Spanish weight used in Mexico and South America = 25.36 lbs. avoir.; also, an old Portuguese weight, used in Brazil = 32.38 lbs. avoir.

Definition of Arroba

1. a Spanish unit of weight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arroba

arrivances
arrive
arrive at
arrived
arrivederci
arriven
arriver
arrivers
arrives
arriving
arriving(a)
arrivisme
arriviste
arrivistes
arrière-pensée
arroba (current term)
arrobas
arrogance
arrogances
arrogancies
arrogancy
arrogant
arrogantly
arrogantness
arrogate
arrogated
arrogates
arrogating
arrogation
arrogations

Literary usage of Arroba

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1. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"Butter and Cheese at Wholesale: Libra, quintal, kilogram, arroba. Garden Products at Wholesale: Quintal, kilogram, arroba ..."

2. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
"Fruits: Pound, kilogram, quintal, arroba. Milk: Botella of 360 and 750 grams. ... English pound or arroba of 25 English pounds." Fish: Pound, "arroba of 25 ..."

3. Tariff, Or Rates of Duties Payable on Goods, Wares and Merchandise Imported by Elias Dayton Ogden, United States, United States Dept. of the Treasury (1864)
"Quintal, or 4 arrobas „.... .101.44 Ibs. arroba 25.S6 " arroba of wine. .4.43 galls. Fanega of grain, 1.60 bush. The fanega (corn meas. ..."

4. Explorations of the Highlands of the Brazil: With a Full Account of the Gold by Richard Francis Burton (1869)
"1 arroba (32 Ibs.) of lard (7$680) = 10$000. This was the price which I pai.l, ... 1 arroba country wax (5$000) = C$400. Honey is also cheap and plentiful. ..."

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