[jaf-uh, jah-fuh; locally yah-fah]
Also Yafo.
Ancient Joppa.
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  1. a port in W Israel, on the Mediterranean: incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950; an old Canaanite cityBiblical name: Joppa Hebrew name: Yafo
  2. a large variety of orange, having a thick skin
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