Main definitions of Jaffa in English

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Jaffa1

Pronunciation /ˈjafə/ /ˈdʒæfə/

proper noun

  • A city and port on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, a southern suburb of Tel Aviv and since 1949 united with Tel Aviv; population (with Tel Aviv) 392,500 (est. 2008).

    Hebrew name Yafo; biblical name Joppa

Main definitions of Jaffa in English

: Jaffa1Jaffa2

Jaffa2

(also Jaffa orange)

Pronunciation /ˈjafə/ /ˈdʒæfə/

noun

  • A large oval orange of a thick-skinned variety.

Origin

Late 19th century from Jaffa in Israel, near where the fruit was first grown.