from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enclosure of bushes or stakes protecting a campsite or village in northeast Africa.
- n. A campsite or village protected by such an enclosure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an improvised stockade constructed especially of thornbushes and used for defense in parts of Africa
- n. a village protected by such a structure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An improvised stockade; especially, one made of thorn bushes, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Sudan and adjoining parts of Africa, an inclosure against enemies or wild animals, as by a thorn-hedge; a fortified camp in general. Also written zareeba, zereba, zeriba, etc.
Arabic zarība, cattle pen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)