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sabra

[sah-bruh, -brah] /ˈsɑ brə, -brɑ/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a person born in Israel.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < colloquial Modern Hebrew sabre literally, prickly pear < Arabic ṣabrah
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British Dictionary definitions for sabra

sabra

/ˈsɑːbrə/
noun
1.
a native-born Israeli Jew
Word Origin
from Hebrew Sabēr prickly pear, common plant in the coastal areas of the country
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Sabra

n.

"Jew born in Palestine (or, after 1948, Israel)," 1945, from Modern Hebrew sabrah, literally "prickly pear."

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