Ar*ro"ba (#), n. [Sp. and Pg., from Ar. arrub, ar-rubu, a fourth part.]

1.

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.

2.

A Spanish liquid measure for wine = 3.54 imp. gallons, and for oil = 2.78 imp. gallons.

 

© Webster 1913.

Editor's note: the symbol for arroba is @.

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