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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.
There are many bakeries flooded with Easter delicacies and beautifully crafted Easter Eggs made out of Ruby chocolates filled with goodies like Marshmallows, Jujubes, Rice Krispies, Mini Brownies, and Gems.
The recommended varieties include: nine date palm varieties, two pomegranate varieties and six jujubes (Bair), the scientist told reporter here Tuesday.
The Hi Desert Jujube Cooperative's main crop is jujubes, sometimes called "Chinese dates" in America, which are used both as a food and a medicine.
Two types of jujubes are commonly found in China market: fresh immature jujubes were consumed as fruits, and dried mature jujubes were used as Chinese medicinal herb.
Researchers look at Chinese dates, or jujubes (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) in terms of their origin, distribution, varieties, chemical composition, biochemical properties, traditional products and technology, innovative processing technology, food use, and health benefits.
Originally developed in 1896 by Henry Heide as a candy factory where Jujubes and Jujyfruits were manufactured for over 50 years, the Resnick Organization acquired 315 Hudson Street in the early 1960s and converted the industrial building into commercial office use.
Imports last year accounted for 4,600kg of jujubes, 3,100kg of custard apples, 800kg of guavas and 350kg of baby papayas.
In: Ber and other jujubes. Fruits for the Future 2 (revised edition) Edited by Azam-Ali S, Bonkoungou E, Bowe C, deKock C, Godara A and Williams JT, International Centre for Underutilized Crops, Southampton, UK, 2006; p.
Plum cakes, rum balls, black forest, jujubes, and some more--this Jewish confectioner is adored by everyone in Kolkata.