The jojoba plant.
jojoba definition by Webster's New World
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an evergreen desert shrub (Simmondsia californica) of the box family, found in Mexico and the SW U.S., with a seed () containing an odorless, colorless liquid wax () used in cosmetics, lubricants, etc.
jojoba definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having opposite, leathery leaves and edible seeds that contain a valuable oil used in cosmetics and as a lubricant. Also called goat-nut.
Origin: American Spanish.