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kibbutz

Syllabification: kib·butz
Pronunciation: /kiˈbo͝ots
 
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Definition of kibbutz in English:

noun (plural kibbutzim /kiˌbo͝otˈsēm/)

A communal settlement in Israel, typically a farm.
Example sentences
  • Some went to live on collective farms, the kibbutzim, which were among Israel's most imaginative innovations.
  • Paths lined with eucalyptus planted by the early Jewish settlers lead to thriving kibbutzim, to guesthouses and fine restaurants.
  • In the epilogue, one example of socialism that ‘worked’ is held up in the kibbutzim of Israel.

Origin

1930s: from modern Hebrew qibbūṣ 'gathering'.

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