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 Fur Oil is a cult favorite among many women—including Emma Watson—with its quick-drying grape seed, anti-inflammatory clary sage seed, and strand-softening jojoba oils, as well as its light citrus scent. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 14 May 2021 This is an ultra moisturizing blend of coconut, sweet almond, rice bran and jojoba oils that will leave skin glowing. Bea Mcmonagle, Forbes, 29 June 2021 This effectiveness is boosted by the addition of Floraesters K-20W Jojoba, a deeply moisturizing jojoba oil derivative, as well as alpha-hydroxy acid for improved cell turnover and the anti-irritant Symrelief 100. Justin Fenner, Robb Report, 27 June 2021 It is made of Moroccan argan oil and jojoba oil and is not tested on animals. Chris Hachey, BGR, 12 May 2021 Prickly pear and jojoba oil provide additional hydration to strands after cleansing. Akili King, Vogue, 30 Apr. 2021 Lastly, jojoba oil is known for its nurturing and softening properties. Sophie Cockett, Glamour, 4 Apr. 2021 The jojoba and olive oil formula instantly turns my dry strands into juicy curls. Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 6 Mar. 2021 Biodegradable jojoba beads that have been blended into the milky gel base are what give The Unscrub its gentle makeup-removing and dead skin-clearing power. Nykia Spradley, Allure, 25 Feb. 2021

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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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15 Jul 2021

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“Jojoba.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jojoba. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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