goji berry

noun
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 Sprinkle the coconut flakes and goji berries over the chocolate. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chocolate-Coconut Goji Berry Toffee," 5 Feb. 2020 The mala tonkotsu, flavored with chile oil, tingly Sichuan pepper and goji berries, turned out to be the standout from the menu as a whole. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Tsuta’s Michelin-starred ramen loses traction in San Francisco," 16 Jan. 2020 Guiney’s popular acai bowls ($8) are a thick, cold puree of the nutritious purple berry topped with various fruits, granola, even goji berries. BostonGlobe.com, "Healthy foods taste delicious at Cohasset’s Daily Press - The Boston Globe," 19 Dec. 2019 To live off goji berries alone would be no more healthy than dining on sausages for every meal. The Economist, "What’s so super about super foods?," 1 Nov. 2019 The shumai, steamed pork and shrimp dumplings, each topped by a single bright goji berry, are worth repeat-ordering and requisite Instagramming. Daily Pilot, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 6 Sep. 2019 The siu mai, steamed pork and shrimp dumplings, each topped by a single bright goji berry, are worth repeat-ordering and requisite Instagramming. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 2 Sep. 2019 Signature item: One of their best-sellers is the Dragon Bowl, which comes with pitaya, mango juice, coconut milk, bananas, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, almonds, goji berries, bee pollen and honey. Kelly Wei, Dallas News, "When did açai bowls become all the rage, and where should you go in D-FW to find them? Curious Texas explores," 9 Aug. 2019 Natural Food International is known for making powder products from ingredients including black sesame, walnuts, goji berries and chia seeds. Laura He, CNN, "PepsiCo buys stake in one of China's biggest natural food companies," 26 July 2019

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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 25 Feb. 2020.

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