goji berry


go·​ji berry ˈgō-ˈjē How to pronounce goji berry (audio)
variants or less commonly goji
: 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 In addition to a protein blend derived from vegan sources, this protein powder contains apple, tart cherry, turmeric, blueberry, and goji berry. Tamar Kane, Ms, Health, 14 Apr. 2023 The brand uses ginger, ginseng and goji berry as the star ingredients of the line. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 24 Mar. 2023 Formulated using natural ingredients, these gummies have a delicious taste of apple and goji berry and contain the power of raw apple cider vinegar. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Mar. 2023 Taos, New Mexico Stay at the 40-acre Taos Goji (from $89), the only large-scale goji berry farm in the U.S., which also grows other fruits and vegetables and raises free-range chickens, goats, and alpacas in northern New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2020 The products are made in Australia with many hydrating ingredients, including hyaluronic acid and goji berry extract. ELLE, 15 Mar. 2023 The formula is infused with superfoods algae and goji berry, which help purify pores, as well as various multivitamins that aid with even tone, barrier repair, and collagen support. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 11 Feb. 2023 An abundance of fruit and plant extracts – including maca root, mushroom, acai, cucumber, and goji berry extracts – nourish the skin and provide additional antioxidant power. Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2022 Bare Republic's Clearscreen Sunscreen & Sunblock Spray is powered by vitamin E along with raspberry and goji berry extracts for full antioxidant protection. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


modification of Chinese (Beijing) gǒuqǐ the shrub Lycium chinense

First Known Use

2002, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goji berry was in 2002

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“Goji berry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goji%20berry. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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