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Jid·da

or Jid·dah  (jĭd′ə) or Jed·dah (jĕd′ə)
A city of west-central Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea, ruled by the Turks until 1916. It is a port used by Muslim pilgrims making the journey to Mecca.
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Jid•da

(ˈdʒɪd də)

also Jedda



n.
the seaport of Mecca, in W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea. 1,500,000.
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Noun1.Jidda - port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red SeaJidda - port city in western Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea; near Mecca
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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