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
References in classic literature ?
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
One must admit," continued Prince Andrew, "that Napoleon as a man was great on the bridge of Arcola, and in the hospital at Jaffa where he gave his hand to the plague-stricken; but.
Because Joppa, the modern Jaffa, shipmates, is on the most easterly coast of the Mediterranean, the Syrian; and Tarshish or Cadiz more than two thousand miles to the westward from that, just outside the Straits of Gibraltar.
We went out of the city by the Jaffa gate, and of course were told many things about its Tower of Hippicus.
But experts say the "All Rounder"- nibbling the edge, then saving the centre with the orange filling until last - makes the most of the Jaffa Cake.
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A McVitie's spokeswoman said: "As a company, we have taken the decision to adjust the pack size of our McVitie's Jaffa Cakes products and where we've reduced cake count, the RRP has also been reduced proportionately.
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In those days, Derech Ben Tsvi was known simply as "the Jerusalem Road," and it served the needs of the legions of merchants and pilgrims traveling from the Jaffa port to the holy city of Jerusalem.
The mosque area of Jaffa is not such a pleasant area for children.