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Sabra

SABRA

Word ultimately derived from the Arabic for a variety of prickly pear found in Israel; also the name for a native-born Israeli.

Native-born Israelis are described as Sabras because their personality is often thought to be similar to the fruit of the plant: tough and prickly on the outside, sweet on the inside.

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sabra 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).

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sabra

sa·bra / ˈsäbrə/ • n. a Jew born in Israel (or before 1948 in Palestine).

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sabra Israeli name for the prickly pear. Also an Israeli liqueur flavoured with bitter oranges and chocolate.

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SABRA

SABRA (ˈsæbrə) South African Bureau of Racial Affairs

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