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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Israel on the Bay of Haifa, an inlet of the Mediterranean Sea. Located at the foot of Mount Carmel, the city probably dates from the third century A.D. and is now a major port and industrial center. Population: 267,000.

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  • proper n. A city in northern Israel.

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  • n. a major port in northwestern Israel

Etymologies

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Arabic حَيْفَا (ḥayfa).

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