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halutz

[khah-loots] /xɑˈluts/
noun, plural halutzim
[Sephardic Hebrew khah-loo-tseem; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-loo-tsim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌxɑ luˈtsim; Ashkenazic Hebrew xɑˈlu tsɪm/ (Show IPA).
Hebrew.
1.
a person who immigrates to Israel to establish or join a settlement for accomplishing tasks, as clearing the land or planting trees, that are necessary to future development of the country.
Also, chalutz.
Origin
Modern Hebrew ḥaluṣ. literally, pioneer
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chalutz

/xɑˈlʊts; English hɑːˈlʊts/
noun (pl) -lutzim (-luːˈtsiːm; English) (-ˈluːtsɪm)
1.
a member of an organization of immigrants to Israeli agricultural settlements
Word Origin
literally: pioneer, fighter

halutz

/xɑˈlʊts; English hɑːˈlʊts/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of chalutz
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