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zareba

or za·ree·ba

[ zuh-ree-buh ]
/ zəˈri bə /
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noun

(in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes.

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Origin of zareba

First recorded in 1840–50, zareba is from the Arabic word zarībah pen
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British Dictionary definitions for zareba

zareba

zareeba

/ (zəˈriːbə) /

noun (in northern E Africa, esp formerly)

a stockade or enclosure of thorn bushes around a village or campsite
the area so protected or enclosed

Word Origin for zareba

C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold
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