Gezira

[ juh-zeer-uh ]
/ dʒəˈzɪər ə /
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noun

a region in central Sudan, S of Khartoum, between the Blue Nile and the White Nile: a former province.

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Examples from the Web for gezira

  • In the Gezira are woven common cotton stuffs,—such as tobs, damur, and genj (names of cloths) in lengths of about ten yards.

  • The revenues of the Mulazemin Treasury come from the Gezira lands; and the main item of expenditure is the pay of the mulazemin.



British Dictionary definitions for gezira

Gezira

/ (dʒəˈzɪərə) /

noun

a region of the E central Sudan between the Blue and White Niles: site of a large-scale irrigation system
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