Jujube definition

jo͝ojo͝ob
Any of various other trees or shrubs of the genus Ziziphus bearing edible fruit.
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The edible, datelike fruit of any of several trees and shrubs (genus Zizyphus) of the buckthorn family, growing in warm climates.
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A tree or shrub bearing this fruit.
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A jellylike, fruit-flavored lozenge or a gumdrop.
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A fruit-flavored candy or lozenge.
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A thorny deciduous small tree or shrub (Ziziphus jujuba) native to Asia, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
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The small sweet greenish to red fruit of this tree.
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The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees.
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A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus zizyphus.
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The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date and fructus jujubae.
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(North America) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jujube
Plural:
jujubes

Origin of jujube

  • Middle English jujube fruit from Old French from Medieval Latin jujuba from Latin zizyphum from Greek zizuphon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French jujube, ultimately from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zizuphon), ultimately from Persian زایزافون.

    From Wiktionary