Jojoba meaning

hə-hō'bə, hō-
An evergreen dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having opposite, leathery leaves and seeds that yield an oil used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
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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 (jojoba bean) containing an odorless, colorless liquid wax (jojoba oil) used in cosmetics, lubricants, etc.
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A shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico; the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed, Simmondsia chinensis.
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Origin of jojoba

American Spanish of Uto-Aztecan origin O'odham hohowai