or jeb·el

[ jeb-uh l ]
/ ˈdʒɛb əl /


(chiefly in Arabic-speaking countries) a mountain: often used as part of a placename to indicate that the place is situated on or near a mountain: the Djebel Druze of southern Syria.

Origin of djebel

< French < dialectal Arabic jebel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for djebel

  • Djebel Shomer lies almost due south, and much nearer than any other of the places above specified.

    Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
  • Beyond it rose the wall-like steeps of Djebel Toweyk, so often heard of, and now seen close at hand.

    Travels in Arabia|Bayard Taylor
  • The mountains forming this cape culminate in a grand conical peak, about 5,000 feet in height, called Djebel Okrab.

British Dictionary definitions for djebel


/ (ˈdʒɛbəl) /


a variant spelling of jebel
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