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jo·jo·ba

 (hə-hō′bə, hō-)
n.
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. Also called goat-nut.

[American Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai.]

jojoba

(həʊˈhəʊbə)
n
(Plants) a shrub or small tree of SW North America, Simmondsia californica, that has edible seeds containing a valuable oil used in cosmetics
[Mexican Spanish]

jo•jo•ba

(hoʊˈhoʊ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica), of the southwest U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oil (jojo′ba oil`) used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
[1920–25; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior orig. undetermined]
Translations

jojoba

[həʊˈhəʊbə]
A. Njojoba f
B. CPD [shampoo, conditioner, oil] → de jojoba

jojoba

[hoʊˈhəʊbə] njojoba m