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also za·ree·ba  (zə-rē′bə)
1. An enclosure of bushes or stakes protecting a campsite or village in northeast Africa.
2. A campsite or village protected by such an enclosure.

[Arabic zarība, cattle pen.]


(zəˈriːbə) or


(in northern E Africa, esp formerly) n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a stockade or enclosure of thorn bushes around a village or campsite
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) the area so protected or enclosed
[C19: from Arabic zarībah cattlepen, from zarb sheepfold]


or za•ree•ba

(zəˈri bə)

n., pl. -bas.
(in the Sudan and adjoining regions) a protective enclosure, as of thorn bushes.
[1840–50; < Arabic zarībah pen]
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We therefore blocked the entrance to our zareba by filling it up with several thorny bushes, and left our camp with the stores entirely surrounded by this protecting hedge.
The novelist blocks his reader's path with a zareba of stars.
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Moss AJ, Shimizu W, Wilde AA, Towbin JA, Zareba W, Robinson JL, et al.
The company's brands include Victor mouse and rat traps, Terro liquid ant bait, Perky-pet bird feeders, and Zareba and Fi-Shock electronic animal and hobby farming fencing, among others.
Senior: 1 Pawel Idziorek (Heckmondwike) 19, 2 Damien Zareba (Sheffield) 17, 3 Ben Scranage (Bury) 17.
Each family's livestock -- goats, camels, sheep and donkeys -- are housed nearby in a zareba (animal pen).
Goldenberg I, Moss AJ, Peterson DR, McNitt S, Zareba W, Andrews ML, et al.
Wojciech Zareba of the University of Rochester, and included patients from 22 major cardiac centers, including UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
Hempel R, Schneider A, Bruske I, Zareba W, Cyrys J, Ruckerl R, et al, 2010.
Moss AJ, Zareba W, Hall WJ, Schwartz PJ, Crampton RS, Benhorin J, Vincent GM, Locati EH, Priori SG, Napolitano C, Medina A, Zhang L, Robinson JL, Timothy K, Towbin JA, Andrews ML.