Definitions for jaffaˈdʒæf ə, ˈdʒɑ fə; locally ˈyɑ fɑ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jaf•faˈdʒæf ə, ˈdʒɑ fə; locally ˈyɑ fɑ(n.)

also Yafo

  1. a former seaport in W Israel, part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa since 1950: ancient Biblical town.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Ancient, Joppa.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jaffa, Joppa, Yafo(noun)

    a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950

Wiktionary

  1. Jaffa(Noun)

    A Jaffa orange.

  2. Jaffa(ProperNoun)

    A port in western Israel

  3. jaffa(Noun)

    A type of sweet orange, normally seedless.

  4. jaffa(Noun)

    An impotent or infertile male. The term comes from the "seedless" orange

    "I've heard he's a jaffa."

  5. jaffa(Noun)

    A ball that is very difficult for the batsman to hit because it moves erratically either through the air or off the pitch

  6. jaffa(Noun)

    A type of confectionery consisting of a sphere of chocolate in a red casing.

  7. Origin: Jaffa is an ancient port city in Israel, from where the oranges were exported.

Freebase

  1. Jaffa

    Jaffa since 1950), an ancient port city in Israel. Jaffa is famous for its association with the biblical stories of Solomon, Jonah and Peter.

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