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Jaffa orange

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  1. sweet almost seedless orange of Israel


The Jaffa orange, also Shamouti orange, is a sweet, almost seedless orange variety with a tough skin that makes it particularly suitable for export. Developed by Arab farmers in the mid-19th century, the variety takes its name from the city of Jaffa where it was first produced for export. A symbol of production in Israel, it became a primary citrus export for the State of Israel following its establishment in 1948. One of three main varieties of oranges grown in the Middle East, the Jaffa orange is also cultivated in Cyprus, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

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Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Jaffa Orange (type of pottery)—satsuma Orangebrown colour—tawny Orangecoloured fruit—apricot Orange drink—squash Orange fruit resembling a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

Seedless and sweet, it is exported from Jaffa and for this reason is known as the Jaffa orange. In 1191, English king Richard the Lionhearted spent the winter in a Jaffa orange groves. Perhaps for this reason the English believe the Jaffa ...

Google previewThe Shengold Jewish Encyclopedia (2011)

by Mordecai Schreiber

The “Jaffa orange” developed in the coastal area of Israel is Internationally famous.

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

The “Jaffa orange,” developed in the coastal area of Israel, has become internationally famous. JDL – see Jewish Defense League. Jehovah. Christian name for God that represents a mistaken reading of YHVH, the consonants of the ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

The Jaffa Orange has now a great reputation. The Majorca Orange is seedless. The Kum-quat ( C. japónica), from China and Japan, is little bigger than a gooseberry, and grows well in Australia. The Bitter Orange, Seville Orange, or Bigarade ...

Google previewConcise English Dictionary (2007)

by Wordsworth Editions, Limited

( also Jaffa orange) an orange from Jaffa in Israel. Jag1 y'ag, n. a notch, slash, or dag in a garment, etc.: a ragged protrusion: a cleft or division (bot.y. a prick (Scot.) ...

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