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Arroba definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARRO'BA, n. A weight in Portugal of thirty two pounds; in Spain, of twenty five pounds. Also a Spanish measure of thirty two Spanish pints.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a unit of weight used in some Spanish speaking countries
2: a liquid measure (with different values) used in some Spanish speaking countries

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Spanish & Portuguese, from Arabic al-rub‘, literally, the quarter Date: 1555 1. an old Spanish unit of weight equal to about 25 pounds 2. an old Portuguese unit of weight equal to about 32 pounds

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Arroba 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.




 


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