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ˈbɑr bə ribar·ba·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Barbarynoun

    a region of northern Africa on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and Gibraltar; was used as a base for pirates from the 16th to 19th centuries

Wiktionary

  1. barbaryadjective

    barbarian; non-Christian

    Etymology: From Berber, influenced by barbary

  2. Barbarynoun

    The Mediterranean coastal areas of North Africa that were used as a base by pirates in the 16th to 19th centuries.

    Etymology: From Berber, influenced by barbary

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbarynoun

    the countries on the north coast of Africa from Egypt to the Atlantic. Hence: A Barbary horse; a barb. [Obs.] Also, a kind of pigeon

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. barbary

    A country in North Africa, considered to comprise Algeria, Morocco, Fez, Tunis, and Tripoli, with their dependencies (all of which see). Piratical states (nominally subject to Turkey) were founded on the coast by Barbarossa about 1518.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Barbary

    The land of the Berbers, the Arabic description of the people of this region prior to the Saracen Conquest.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbary in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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