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zareba

[zuh-ree-buh] /zəˈri bə/
noun
1.
(in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes.
Also, zareeba.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Arabic zarībah pen
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zareba

/zəˈriːbə/
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
C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold
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