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.
Coming in reusable jam jars with a statement bright orange hue, the Jaffa cake candles will set you back [pounds sterling]2.79 each for a hefty 312g pot.
Sarah Marsh, prosecuting, told Caernarfon magistrates court it happened while Jaffa was tethered outside the caravan of 71-year-old Felicity Fawcett.
But if you're up to the challenge,Tescohave just launched the deal of the year for you, having just started selling mega boxes of 100 Jaffa Cakes for [pounds sterling]3.
"Our legal teams, in cooperation with experts in international law, are studying all the possibilities available to annul the deal to seize the properties at Jaffa Gate," said the statement.
If you have bought packets of the Sondey Jaffa Cakes or the Jaffa Minis and have an allergy or intolerance to milk or milk constituents, do not eat them.
It is interesting to compare this with Jaffa's more famous reconsideration, regarding Abraham Lincoln and the American Founders.
And now McVitie's, which has a factory inHarlesden, has reduced the total number of jaffa cakes in the Christmas product from 48 to 40 - but the price has not changed with it.