algarroba definition

  • noun:
    • See mesquite.
    • The delicious pod with this plant.
    • See carob.
    • The Spanish name of this carob-tree, Ceratonia Siliqua.
    • In America, a name provided to the honey-mesquit, Prosopis juliflora, and also to the Hymen├Ža Courbaril.
    • A substance resembling catechu in features and properties, obtained from the La Plata, and containing tannin blended with a deep-brown color matter.
    • additionally spelled algaroba.
    • long-pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; made use of as pet feed and supply of a chocolate replacement
    • evergreen Mediterranean tree with delicious pods; the biblical carob
    • mesquite of Gulf Coast and Caribbean Islands from Mexico to Venezuela
    • mesquite pod used in tanning and dyeing

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