goji berry

go·​ji berry | \ ˈgō-ˈjē How to pronounce goji berry (audio) \
variants: or less commonly goji

Definition of goji berry

: the dark red, mildly tart berry of a thorny, chiefly Asian shrub (Lycium barbarum and L. chinense) that is typically dried and used in beverages

Examples of goji berry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pork loin will come with goji berry and rosewater marmalade. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, "Why This Ambitious New Washington, DC, Restaurant Is Embracing Imperfection," 18 Mar. 2021 Other beneficial ingredients include goji berries and cordycep mushrooms. NBC News, "Try these traditional Chinese medicine practices for self-care during quarantine," 14 May 2020 Rehydrated goji berries, thought to nourish the blood liver, spleen and lungs can be put in smoothies or as toppings for yogurt bowls or congee. NBC News, "Try these traditional Chinese medicine practices for self-care during quarantine," 14 May 2020 The concealer claims to erase dark circles and fine lines, and brighten the skin with goji berry and Haloxyl (an anti-aging ingredient). Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 beauty products people are obsessed with at Ulta," 13 Mar. 2020 Grow goji berry, luffa gourd, and long bean on trellises; plant marigolds and celosia along the edges for garnishing. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "How to Grow the Right Edible Garden for Every Space," 14 Apr. 2020 The scents are something special: goji berry and orange, persimmon and copal, and lavender and cade. Popular Science, "Five candles to make your home cozier," 17 Oct. 2019 Made with a base of buttery crackers and a simple caramel spread on top, ours gets in the romantic mood with a sprinkling of coconut flakes and dried goji berries. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "4 easy Valentine’s Day candies to make at home for your sweetheart," 5 Feb. 2020 Sprinkle the coconut flakes and goji berries over the chocolate. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chocolate-Coconut Goji Berry Toffee," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of goji berry

2002, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goji berry

modification of Chinese (Beijing) gǒuqǐ the shrub Lycium chinense

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“Goji berry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goji%20berry. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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