mo·​shav | \ mō-ˈshäv How to pronounce moshav (audio) \
plural moshavim\ ˌmō-​shə-​ˈvēm How to pronounce moshav (audio) \

Definition of moshav

: a cooperative settlement of small individual farms in Israel — compare kibbutz

Examples of moshav in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Never mind that Atarot was originally an Israeli moshav destroyed by Jordan in 1948. Star Tribune, 29 Apr. 2021 Call the restaurant moshav (Israeli cooperative farm) to table. Gabriella Gershenson, New York Times, 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of moshav

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for moshav

Modern Hebrew mōshābh, from Hebrew, dwelling

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“Moshav.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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