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ju·jube

 (jo͞o′jo͞ob′)
n.
1.
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.]

jujube

(ˈdʒuːdʒuːb)
n
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]

ju•jube

(ˈdʒu dʒub; for 1 also ˈdʒu dʒuˌbi)

n.
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
Translations

jujube

[ˈdʒuːdʒuːb] Npastilla f

jujube

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.
5m feddans project will not be limited to agricultural projects, but there are other opportunities for investment, including the establishment of factories through the industrial developer system and logistic areas, as well as poultry, meat, milk, olive, and jujube production, in addition to packaging and desalination plants.
Vicco Vajradanti Ayurvedic Toothpaste, for instance, contains therapeutic ingredients including babool bark, Indian medlar, blackberry, cloves, Bengal madder, jujube bark, walnut bark, mayweed plant, Indian liquorice root, bishop's weed, cinnamon, cutch tree bark, sappan wood, chebulic myrobalan, vajradanti bark, Indian sarsaparilla, Indian gooseberry, berelic myrobalans, cubeb and oak, says Pendharkar.
Al Kharga Oasis is surrounded by extensive thorn palms, buffalo thorns and jujube.
The tea promotion includes homemade traditional teas, namely honey, jujube, ginger and grapefruit teas.
These seeds, the earliest evidence of eggplants known in this country, were found alongside thousands of grape seeds, olives, Christ's thorn jujube pits, black mulberries, lentils, figs and more," it said.
The number of them is beyond calculation, but a few that we have used are as follows: hops, passion flower, valerian, vervain, jujube, St.
Jujube fruit is prohibited from entry into the United States from most countries due to the potential pest risk, as they are host material for a variety of pests.
Tea and Snacks : Jujube Tea, Green Tea, Citron Tea, Omija Juice, Sweet Rice Puff, Rice Crispy Cookies, Traditional Korean Wheat Honey Cookies Ect
Mick Brown from Bedlington had a halcyon day catching 17 on a Jujube Midge and Dries.
The FBs included one cactus needle, one jujube thorn, a metal fragment, and one shard of glass, and the remaining eight were all wooden splinters.
Other residents include Ahmed (Raul Ribera), Alice (Estelle Hennard), Beatrice (Lou Wick), Jujube (Elliot Sanchez) and Simon (Paulin Jaccoud), whose angelic smiles conceal horrific tales of abandonment and abuse.