da·ha·be·ah also da·ha·bee·yah or da·ha·bi·ah (dä′hə-bēə)
A houseboat having sails and sometimes an engine, used on the Nile.
[Arabic ḏahabīya, the Golden One, name of the gilded barge of the Muslim rulers of Egypt, from ḏahabīy, golden, from ḏahab, gold; see ḏhb in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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