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From Arabic عِزْبَة(ʿizba).


ezba (plural ezbas)

  1. In the Arab World, a plot of farmland with its associated buildings.
    • 1955, University of Michigan. Museum of Zoology, Report of the Director of the Museum of Zoology to the Board of Regents, page 37:
      There were six villages and about thirty ezbas (farm communities) with a total population of some 32,000.
    • 1968, Mahmoud Manzalaoui, Arabic Writing Today: The Short Story, volume 1, page 245:
      As they approached the farm, the young women began to argue with one another in the sharp strident tones which the menfolk of the ezba usually use in their arguments; []