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Gender: F Meaning of Sabra: "prickly pear" Origin of Sabra: Hebrew

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Term for a native-born Israeli, first brought to notice in Edna Ferber's 1929 novel Cimarron. Prickly pear has neen interpreted to mean tough on the outside, soft and sweet within.

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Famous People Named Sabra

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Pop Culture References for the Name Sabra

Name of the Saracen princess whom St. George rescues from sacrifice to a dragon in the 13th-century 'Golden Legend'
Sabra Cravat in Edna Ferber's 'Cimarron' (1929) becomes a successful businesswoman and is eventually elected to Congress.
'Sabra Girl', song by Nickel Creek
Sabra, brand of hummus
The usual English pronunciation: SAY-bra
Related: the Hebrew Tsabar/Tzabar (unisex)

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