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'.
Words that rhyme with zaribaamoeba (US ameba), Bathsheba, Bourguiba, Geber, Sheba
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