or zariba noun Etymology: Arabic zarība enclosure Date: 1849 an improvised stockade constructioncted in parts of Africa especially of thorny bushes

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  • Zareba — a*re ba, n. (Mil.) An improvised stockade; especially, one made of thorn bushes, etc. [Written also {zareeba}, and {zeriba}.] [Egypt] [1913 Webster] Ah, he moralizes, what wonderful instinct on the part of this little creature to surround itself …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zareba — or zareeba [zə rē′bə] n. [Ar zarība, a pen] in the Sudan and surrounding territory, a camping place or enclosure formed by a palisade or thorn hedge …   English World dictionary

  • Zaręba — Infobox Settlement name = Zaręba settlement type = Village total type = image shield = subdivision type = Country subdivision name = POL subdivision type1 = Voivodeship subdivision name1 = Lower Silesian subdivision type2 = County subdivision… …   Wikipedia

  • zareba — /zeuh ree beuh/, n. (in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes. Also, zareeba. [1840 50; < Ar zaribah pen] * * * …   Universalium

  • zareba — noun a) an improvised stockade constructed especially of thornbushes and used for defense in parts of Africa b) a village protected by such a structure …   Wiktionary

  • zareba — n. african enclosure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zareba — za·re·ba …   English syllables

  • zareba — za•re•ba or za•ree•ba [[t]zəˈri bə[/t]] n. pl. bas ant (in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes • Etymology: 1840–50; < Ar zarībah pen …   From formal English to slang

  • zareba —   n. protective hedge, etc., round Sudanese village; fortified camp …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • zareba — …   Useful english dictionary

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