- "The dry lowland area of the eastern Negev, often called the Aravah Vallet" (JPS)
- "In the Central Arava, located in southern Israel along the Jordanian border and spanning between the Dead Sea and Eilat, one would be hard-pressed to find the vast pine and oak forests commonly seen across Central and Northern Israel." (https://jewishworldnews.org/the-arava-continues-to-produce-new-discoveries-in-the-desert/)
Languages of Origin
ערבה arava 'willow'
Who Uses This
Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)
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