sabra

[ sah-bruh, -brah ]
/ ˈsɑ brə, -brɑ /

noun

(sometimes initial capital letter) a person born in Israel.

Origin of sabra

1940–45; < colloquial Modern Hebrew sabre literally, prickly pear < Arabic ṣabrah
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British Dictionary definitions for sabra

sabra
/ (ˈsɑːbrə) /

noun

a native-born Israeli Jew

Word Origin for sabra

from Hebrew Sabēr prickly pear, common plant in the coastal areas of the country
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