- a port in W Saudi Arabia, on the Red Sea: the diplomatic capital of the country; the port of entry for Mecca, 80 km (50 miles) east. Pop: 3 807 000 (2005 est)
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Jiddah was attacked on the 9th, and capitulated after holding out for only a week.With the British Army in The Holy Land
Henry Osmond Lock
At Jiddah he endeavoured to take the sheikh, but knowing his tyrannical character, he escaped into the interior.
He also treated the inhabitants of Medina and Jiddah in an equally generous way.
It is stated that the Arabs in the vicinity of Jiddah discard the kernel of the coffee berries and make an infusion of the husk.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
He told me that a prominent follower of M. Mohammed Ali had been poisoned at Jiddah.Bahaism and Its Claims
Samuel Graham Wilson