Definition of jojoba
: a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis syn. S. californica) of the box family of southwestern North America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax used especially in cosmetics
Origin of jojoba
Mexican Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai jojoba, Yaqui hohoovam
First Known Use: 1900
Rhymes with jojoba
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