Definition of zariba in English:
noun(also zareba, zareeba)
1A protective enclosure of thorn bushes or stakes surrounding a campsite or village in northeastern Africa.
- In desert regions, the corresponding form of field fortification is the zariba, an enclosure protected by thorn bushes.
- In addition, separate, larger animal enclosures, known as zariba are also surrounded by fencing.
- Just half-a-dozen tugs, and the impossible zariba was a gap and a scattered heap of brushwood.
from Arabic zarība 'cattle pen; stockade'.
Definition of zariba in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan