One type of algarroba is the mesquite tree.
algarroba definition by Webster's New World
- the carob tree or its pods
- ☆ the mesquite tree or its pods
Origin: Spanish ; from Arabic al-kharrūba ; from al, the plush kharrūba, carob
algarroba definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: American Spanish, mesquite, from Spanish, carob, from Arabic al-ḫarrūba : al-, the + ḫarrūba, carob pod (from ḫarrūb, carob; see ḫrb in Semitic roots).