Jaffa

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Jaf·fa

 (jăf′ə, yä′fə) also Ya·fo (yä′fō)
A former city of west-central Israel on the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient Phoenician city, it was taken by the Israelites in the 6th century ad and later fell to the Arabs (636), Crusaders (12th century), and Ottoman Turks (16th century). Jaffa was inhabited mainly by Arabs until the state of Israel was proclaimed in 1948. Since 1950 the city has been part of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

Jaffa

(ˈdʒæfə; ˈdʒɑː-)
n
1. (Placename) a port in W Israel, on the Mediterranean: incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950; an old Canaanite city. Biblical name: Joppa Hebrew name: Yafo
2. (Plants) a large variety of orange, having a thick skin

Jaf•fa

(ˈdʒæf ə, ˈdʒɑ fə; locally ˈyɑ fɑ)

also Yafo



n.
a former seaport in W Israel, part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa since 1950: ancient Biblical town. Ancient, Joppa.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jaffa - a port in western Israel on the MediterraneanJaffa - a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yalo - the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean
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