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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.
Ninety fruit trees of 14 different species, including mulberry, java plum, almond, sapodilla (cheekoo), curry leaf, sugar apple (sharifa), tamarind, common fig, Indian jujube and pomegranate have been grown over a patch of 300 square feet.
Next, Garden Curator Shallow accompanied President Tsai to the site of a tree planting ceremony, where she enjoyed a performance by a steel drum band and interacted with local school children before planting a Jujube tree.
Dr Ashfaq Chatha said that collaborative work on heat and drought resilient cotton and wheat varieties, Jujube, other fruits and vegetable would pave a new horizon of development.
Regent Taipei's executive pastry team presents the 'LOVE MOM' letter cakes this holiday season - a French Cacao Berry Mousse with berry coulis on meringue made from jujube, goji berries, cashew, pistachio and apricot dacquoise.
As for the choice of main courses, I was pleasantly surprised by the Pan Roasted Sheri Fish with Jujube, Sticky Rice and Yellow Thai Curry Sauce.
Iranians welcome the New Year by wearing new clothes and setting the Haft Seen, a table containing seven items starting with the letter 'S'; Sabzeh (freshly grown greens), Samanu (sweet wheat paste), Senjed (jujube), Seeb (apple), Seer (garlic), Serkeh (vinegar) and Somaq (sumac).
Yuanxiao, also known as tangyuan, is&nbsp;a dumpling ball made from sticky rice flour stuffed with different fillings including sugar, rose petals, sesame, sweetened bean paste and jujube paste, depending on the region.
Grapes, plums, jujube (a type of date) and kumquats will also bring good luck and prosperity.
Her most memorable experience in Ubay was when she fell from a 'mansanitas' (Ziziphus jujube) tree.
Indian Jujube trunk (Ziziphus mauritiana), by Damodar Lai Gurjar, 2017.
Summary: Jujube is rich in fat, protein, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin C and it contains anti-cancer ingredients that allow cancer cells to reverse and become normal