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 (hə-hō′bə, hō-)
An evergreen dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having opposite, leathery leaves and seeds that yield an oil used in cosmetics and as a lubricant. Also called goat-nut.

[American Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai.]


(Plants) a shrub or small tree of SW North America, Simmondsia californica, that has edible seeds containing a valuable oil used in cosmetics
[Mexican Spanish]


(hoʊˈhoʊ bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica), of the southwest U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oil (jojo′ba oil`) used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
[1920–25; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior orig. undetermined]


A. Njojoba f
B. CPD [shampoo, conditioner, oil] → de jojoba


[hoʊˈhəʊbə] njojoba m
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It is an oily liquid produced by the Simmondsia chinensis, or commonly known as the jojoba plant.
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In Simmondsia chinensis, males release a large amount of protein-rich pollen in March, when their reproductive, effort for the season essentially ceases, while females must "capture" this pollen and develop lipid-rich seeds from February to July (Buchmann 1987).
Key Word: Simmondsia chinensis, poly-tunnel, cuttings, propagation, rooting, IBA
INCI: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil (and) lauryl dimethicone/polyglycerin-3 crosspolymer