jojoba

noun
jo·​jo·​ba | \ hə-ˈhō-bə How to pronounce jojoba (audio) \

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

Examples of jojoba in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hairstylist Courtney Foster says the best ingredients are aloe vera, shea butter, olive oil and jojoba oil. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 9 July 2020 Hairstylist Courtney Foster says the best ingredients are aloe vera, shea butter, olive oil and jojoba oil. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 9 July 2020 This particular product gets a boost from herbs and oils that benefit skin, including aloe vera, chamomile extract, sunflower seed, and jojoba oil. Popular Science, "Clay masks to improve skin clarity and make you feel fancy," 19 June 2020 Hairstylist Courtney Foster says the best ingredients are aloe vera, shea butter, olive oil and jojoba oil. Nicole Saunders, CNN Underscored, "Keep natural hair healthy and hydrated with these 25 expert-approved products," 29 June 2020 The formula utilizes a combination of argan oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E to hydrate cuticles and strengthen nails. Christie Calucchia, Better Homes & Gardens, "This $15 Cuticle Oil Will Upgrade Your DIY Manicure," 21 Apr. 2020 Bee’s Wrap is made from organic cotton infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, and these sheets work just as well as plastic wrap, keeping all sorts of food fresh. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, "18 great sustainable products to try this Earth Day," 21 Apr. 2020 Sunflower and mimosa flower waxes and jojoba oil create a medium-weight cream that smooths into skin like a dream. Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, "Lancôme Launched a Product That We’re Calling the Valedictorian of the 2020 Skin Care Class," 7 Apr. 2020 But that’s offset with additives like nourishing kale and winter cherry, skin-strengthening peptides, and marula and jojoba oils to help prevent any peeling that comes from retinol. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "This Drunk Elephant Retinol Cream Doesn’t Irritate My Sensitive Skin," 3 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of jojoba

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jojoba

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

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26 Jul 2020

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“Jojoba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jojoba. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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