kibbutz

[ ki-boo ts, -boots ]
/ kɪˈbʊts, -ˈbuts /

noun, plural kib·but·zim [ki-boo t-seem] /kɪ bʊtˈsim/.

(in Israel) a community settlement, usually agricultural, organized under collectivist principles.

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Origin of kibbutz

1930–35; < Modern Hebrew kibuṣ; compare Hebrew qibbūṣ gathering

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British Dictionary definitions for kibbutz

kibbutz
/ (kɪˈbʊts) /

noun plural kibbutzim (ˌkɪbʊtˈsiːm)

a collective agricultural settlement in modern Israel, owned and administered communally by its members and on which children are reared collectively

Word Origin for kibbutz

C20: from Modern Hebrew qibbūs: gathering, from Hebrew qibbūtz
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Cultural definitions for kibbutz

kibbutz
[ (ki-boots) ]

plur. kibbutzim (ki-boot-seem)

A communal farm or settlement in Israel. Kibbutzim have helped build national spirit in Israel, and the residents have transformed barren land into fertile, crop-producing land.

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