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n. pl. kib·but·zim (kĭb′o͝ot-sēm′, -o͞ot-)
A collective farm or settlement in modern Israel.
n, pl kibbutzim (ˌkɪbʊtˈsiːm)
a collective agricultural settlement in modern Israel, owned and administered communally by its members and on which children are reared collectively
[C20: from Modern Hebrew qibbūs: gathering, from Hebrew qibbūtz]
n., pl. -but•zim (-bʊtˈsim)
(in Israel) a community settlement, usu. agricultural, organized under collectivist principles.
[1930–35; < Modern Hebrew kibuṣ; compare Hebrew qibbūṣ gathering]
a communal farm in Israël, cooperatively owned, with members who receive no pay but who gain housing, clothing, medical care, and education from the cooperative. Also called kvutzah. — kibbutzim, n. pl.See also: Communalism
Kibbutza collective settlement in Israel—Wilkes.
A Hebrew word meaning gathering, used to mean a collective agricultural community in Israel.
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|Noun||1.||kibbutz - a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively|
collective farm - a farm operated collectively
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
kibbutznik - a member of a kibbutz