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Chinese date

n.
See jujube.
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Chi′nese date′


n.
1. an Old World tree, Ziziphus jujuba, of the buckthorn family, that thrives in hot, dry regions.
2. the edible plumlike fruit of this tree.
Also called jujube.
[1935–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Chinese date - 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
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