zareba

noun
za·​re·​ba | \ zə-ˈrē-bə How to pronounce zareba (audio) \
variants: or zariba

Definition of zareba

: an improvised stockade constructed in parts of Africa especially of thorny bushes

First Known Use of zareba

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zareba

Arabic zarība enclosure

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“Zareba.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zareba. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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