zareeba

zareba

[zuh-ree-buh]
noun
(in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes.
Also, zareeba.


Origin:
1840–50; < Arabic zarībah pen

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zareba or zareeba (zəˈriːbə)
 
n
1.  a stockade or enclosure of thorn bushes around a village or campsite
2.  the area so protected or enclosed
 
[C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold]
 
zareeba or zareeba
 
n
 
[C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold]

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