[ bahr-buh-ree ]
/ ˈbɑr bə ri /
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a region in N Africa, extending from W of Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean and including the former Barbary States.
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We fought our first foreign war in Algiers to defeat the Barbary pirates.The Algeria Powder Keg|Bruce Riedel|January 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Several years later, in 1951, Norman published his second novel Barbary Shore.Joyce Carol Oates Salutes Norman Mailer|Joyce Carol Oates|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The panther I have described, and two other animals of the same species kept at Versailles, were brought from Barbary.
In Barbary the hyna bears the name of dubbah, as appears from the description given of this animal by Dr. Shaw.
Next to the lion and panther, the dubbah is the most fierce of all the animals of Barbary.
The squirrels of Barbary, Switzerland, and the palmist, are three species very much like each other.
The magot, which is a very common animal in Upper Egypt, as well as in Barbary, was known to the ancients.Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
British Dictionary definitions for Barbary
/ (ˈbɑːbərɪ) /
a historic name for a region of N Africa extending from W Egypt to the Atlantic and including the former Barbary States of Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco
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