moshav

[ moh-shahv ]
/ moʊˈʃɑv /
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noun, plural mo·sha·vim [moh-shah-veem] /ˌmoʊ ʃɑˈvim/.

a cooperative community in Israel made up of small farm units.

Nearby words

  1. moses-in-the-cradle,
  2. mosey,
  3. mosfet,
  4. mosh,
  5. mosh pit,
  6. mosher,
  7. moshesh,
  8. moshi,
  9. moshoeshoe,
  10. moshoeshoe ii

Compare kibbutz.

Origin of moshav

1930–35; < Mod Hebrew moshav, Hebrew mōshābh dwelling

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British Dictionary definitions for moshav

moshav

/ (Hebrew mɔˈʃav) /

noun plural -shavim (-ʃaˈvim)

a cooperative settlement in Israel, consisting of a number of small farms

Word Origin for moshav

C20: from Hebrew mōshābh a dwelling

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