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a. A thorny deciduous small tree or shrub (Ziziphus jujuba) native to Asia, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
b. The small sweet greenish to red fruit of this tree. Also called Chinese date.
2. Any of various other trees or shrubs of the genus Ziziphus bearing edible fruit.
3. (also jo͞o′jo͝o-bē′) A fruit-flavored candy or lozenge.

[Middle English, jujube fruit, from Old French, from Medieval Latin jujuba, from Latin zizyphum, from Greek zizuphon.]


1. (Plants) any of several Old World spiny rhamnaceous trees of the genus Ziziphus, esp Z. jujuba, that have small yellowish flowers and dark red edible fruits. See also Christ's-thorn
2. (Plants) the fruit of any of these trees
3. (Cookery) a chewy sweet made of flavoured gelatine and sometimes medicated to soothe sore throats
Also called (for senses 1, 2): Chinese date
[C14: from Medieval Latin jujuba, modification of Latin zīzyphum, from Greek zizuphon]


(ˈdʒu dʒub; for 1 also ˈdʒu dʒuˌbi)

1. a small, chewy fruit-flavored candy or lozenge.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin jujuba, Romance alter. of < Latin zīziphum < Greek zízyphon jujube tree]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jujube - spiny tree having dark red edible fruitsjujube - spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
Chinese date, Chinese jujube, jujube - dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
genus Ziziphus, Ziziphus - spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes
2.jujube - dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
drupe, stone fruit - fleshy indehiscent fruit with a single seed: e.g. almond; peach; plum; cherry; elderberry; olive; jujube
jujube, jujube bush, Ziziphus jujuba, Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem thorn - spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
3.jujube - chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)
gumdrop - a jellied candy coated with sugar crystals


[ˈdʒuːdʒuːb] Npastilla f


n (Bot) → Jujube f; (= berry also)Brustbeere f
References in classic literature ?
Not one of these delicacies had he ever offered to poor Jacob, for David was not a young man to waste his jujubes and barley-sugar in giving pleasure to people from whom he expected nothing.
Na In Hee, the consul general's wife, introduced the ladies to traditional Korean teas, such as, red ginseng, green tea, omija, jujube, citron, ginger and Sujeongwa, in addition to deep-fried snacks and homemade chips, fruit punches of cinnamon, O-Mi-Ja and citron served with pine nuts, persimmon, apricot, Korean apples, pears and dates.
The sanctuary is characterized by many significant wild plants, which are useful to humans, animals and nature, like Umbrella Thorn Acacia, Jujube, and Moringa Paregrina, which is the source of food for honeybees, and grass-eating animals in the sanctuary.
A colorful cloth is spread on a table on which are placed candles, a mirror, decorated eggs, a goldfish in a bowl, platters of nuts and sweets, and seven "S" items, usually sabzeh (green sprouts), seeb (apples), seer (garlic), sonbol (a hyacinth), somagh (sumac), senjed (fruit of the jujube tree), and samanoo (a wheat pudding).
Included on the list of less common fruits and vegetables that the couple is considering are such items as mach, jujube and German cherries.
For example, the sales of winter jujube reached 218 tons within only 39 days, which was number one in fruit industry e-commerce in China.
Contract awarded for Jujube goals housing (16 buildings) demolition and asbestos demolition work
Meanwhile, Jujube, a red date from Southeast Asia, is used for its relaxant properties in sleep remedies such as Zazen sleep formula and could possibly be used in nighttime skin care products to promote restful sleep.
In hindsight a glass of prosecco would have cut through the richness quite nicely, but the Chianti worked equally well with the smokiness that comes from roasting the duck for exactly 65 minutes over jujube wood (Chinese Date Tree).
8220;OK so this weekend let's hunker down with a big basket of chocolate eggs and jujube bunnies and play some tournaments
On my first visit I came across a mythical fruit, the jujube.