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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.
51) So perhaps it is not farfetched to assume that the jujubes in the story, which could have been virtually any item of food or drink, reflect a memory of this.
The drinks market has gone healthy with Coca-Cola Co introducing a new bottled spring water in Japan last month after expanding its product lines in Hong Kong with drinks flavoured with preserved almonds, jujubes and pears.
CARAMEL MALT SOFT SERVE Serves 10-12 For the soft serve base *: 3 gallons skim milk 1 gallon whole milk 28 ounces trimoline 2 quarts rice milk 4 cups caramel malt Pinch of ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 8 whole star anise 5 3-ounce bags taro powder 2 1/2 pounds granulated sugar 3/4 cup xanthan 4 cups cooked Japanese sticky rice For the Jujubes ** 8 ounces jujubes, chopped 4 cups Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale *** For the rice chips: 1/2 package spring roll wrappers Chinese five spice powder, as needed Granulated sugar, as needed For the dish: Soaked rice Crystallized ginger Mochi Matthias Merges Yusho FOR THE SOFT SERVE BASE: In a large pot over low heat, whisk skim milk, whole milk, and trimoline, being careful not to scorch.
Plum cakes, rum balls, black forest, jujubes, and some more--this Jewish confectioner is adored by everyone in Kolkata.
Replacing maize with alternative feed sources (AFS) such as Chinese jujubes, brewer's grains or tofu residues may prove economically advantageous.
Johnstone [16] has been reported that the anti-oxidant content of fresh jujubes is greater than strawberries, plums, apples, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.
Lots of people from the younger generation aren't as aware of jujubes as the older generations.
True, they have sharp edges and kiddies probably die of lead poisoning if they are foolish enough to treat them as jujubes, but you can subject them to repeated multiple pile-ups without so much as scratching their paintwork.
I was there to stock up on hard gummy candies, Jujubes, and she was there to purchase Italian candies that could not be purchased anywhere else--apparently they had every flavor but violet, the one she was looking for.
The school, highly leveraged, went under, but Romney made 24 million Jujubes on the deal.
Gardens on Holiday Zone grow marshmallows and jujubes.