The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date and fructus jujubae.
(North America) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.
Origin of jujube
Middle English jujube fruitfrom Old French from Medieval Latin jujubafrom Latin zizyphumfrom Greek zizuphon
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Frenchjujube, ultimately from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zizuphon), ultimately from Persianزایزافون.
Jujube Sentence Examples
Jujube fruits when carefully dried will keep for a long time, and retain their refreshing acid flavour, on account of which they are much valued in the countries of the Mediterranean region as a winter dessert fruit; and, 1 The med.
As seen in commerce jujube fruits are about the size of a small filbert, having a reddish-brown, shining, somewhat wrinkled exterior, and a yellow or gingerbread coloured pulp enclosing a hard elongated stone.
Bona (Arabic annaba, " the city of jujube trees"), which has passed through many vicissitudes, was built by the Arabs, and was for centuries a possession of the rulers of Tunis, who built the Kasbah in 1300.