zareba

or za·ree·ba

[zuh-ree-buh]

Origin of zareba

First recorded in 1840–50, zareba is from the Arabic word zarībah pen
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zareba

zareeba

noun (in northern E Africa, esp formerly)
  1. a stockade or enclosure of thorn bushes around a village or campsite
  2. the area so protected or enclosed

Word Origin for zareba

C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold
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