jojoba

noun jo·jo·ba \ hə-ˈhō-bə \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of jojoba

: a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis synonym S. californica) of the box family of southwestern North America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax used especially in cosmetics

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Origin and Etymology of jojoba

Mexican Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai jojoba, Yaqui hohoovam


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