zareba

(redirected from zareeba)

za·re·ba

also za·ree·ba  (zə-rē′bə)
n.
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.]

zareba

(zəˈriːbə) or

zareeba

(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]

za•re•ba

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]