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sabra

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780198609810
Published online January 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191727047
sabra

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a Jew born in Israel (or before 1948 in Palestine). The word comes from modern Hebrew ṣabbār ‘opuntia fruit’ (opuntias being common in coastal regions of Israel)....

Reference Entry.  28 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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