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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

jujube

[ˈdʒuːdʒuːb] Npastilla f
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jujube

n (Bot) → Jujube f; (= berry also)Brustbeere f
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Generally pruning of jujube tree after harvesting the crop is more common in almost all jujube growing orchards, especially in Sindh province of Pakistan.
There are many types of honey, the most famous of which are "Al Baram, or A'Sumar," named after "Acacia tortilis," which is the finest varieties of honey, usually light black in colour, as well as honey "A'Sidr" (jujube tree) honey, which is light brown in colour.
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).
There are very few plants or trees which are admired by the Chinese as the jujube tree due to its medications [6] resulting from treatment with extracts from the Chinese jujube.
Another interesting tree is the Ber or jujube tree at the tomb of Tansen in Gwalior.
We believe Betty is talking about the jujube tree. There are over 400 varieties of this tree.