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n. A prickly pear, "tough and prickly on the outside, tender and sweet on the inside--a description that many say fits citizens of the Jewish state." (JPS)
"I don't like that guy; he's so standoff-ish."
"Oh, don't worry about that. He's Israeli, he's a real sabra."
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So chosen because prickly pears are thorny on the outside, and soft and sweet on the inside.
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