Al`ga*ro"ba (#), n. [Sp. algarroba, fr. Ar. al-kharrbah. Cf. Carob.] Bot. (a)
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.
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