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Kobe

[koh-bee; Japanese kaw-bee] /ˈkoʊ bi; Japanese ˈkɔˈbi/
noun
1.
a seaport on S Honshu, in S Japan.
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Kobe

/ˈkəʊbɪ/
noun
1.
a port in S Japan, on S Honshu on Osaka Bay: formed in 1889 by the amalgamation of Hyogo and Kobe; a major industrial complex, producing ships, steel, and rubber goods. Pop: 1 478 380 (2002 est)
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Word Origin and History for Kobe

type of fine beef, named for the region in Japan where it is raised, from Japanese ko "god" + he "house."

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