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noun, plural mo·sha·vim [moh-shah-veem] /ˌmoʊ ʃɑˈvim/.
  1. a cooperative community in Israel made up of small farm units.
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Origin of moshav

1930–35; < Mod Hebrew moshav, Hebrew mōshābh dwelling
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noun plural -shavim (-ʃaˈvim)
  1. a cooperative settlement in Israel, consisting of a number of small farms
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Word Origin for moshav

C20: from Hebrew mōshābh a dwelling
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