ju·​jube | \ ˈjü-ˌjüb How to pronounce jujube (audio) , especially for sense 1 ˈjü-ju̇-ˌbē How to pronounce jujube (audio) \

Definition of jujube

1 : a fruit-flavored gumdrop or lozenge
2a : an edible drupaceous fruit of any of several trees (genus Ziziphus) of the buckthorn family especially : one of an Asian tree (Z. jujuba)
b : a tree producing this fruit

Examples of jujube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The gnocchi alla bolognese might be your best bet, then: it’s pasta with red sauce, but the jujube-like gnocchi is a nice textural change from the usual noodles. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "What to order at Oakland’s Belotti Ristorante? Check our pasta horoscope," 9 Mar. 2020 Best-selling libations include coconut milk, longan jujube and mango green teas, taro slush and herbal jelly wow milk. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Popular Huntsville restaurant adding second location," 19 Feb. 2020 Although the main ingredient is the short ribs, the dish wouldn’t be complete without all the other stuff like mushrooms, carrots, jujubes, and chestnuts. NBC News, "From Chinese to Tibetan, all the most delicious Lunar New Year dishes explained," 25 Jan. 2020 The ingredients are wholesome and clearly very local: On a recent sunny afternoon, the staff was drying bowls and trays full of jujubes, shiso leaves, lime leaves and shredded daikon in the courtyard. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Where do you find amazing vegan Vietnamese food in the Bay Area? Look for this Buddhist temple in East Palo Alto," 11 Oct. 2019 Last week, Cardo's Microgreens brought a load of jujubes. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, "Find spicy Hatch chile snacks, peak okra and other summer farm goods in Coppell," 27 Aug. 2019 Anglers have had success using hates ears, jujube midges and micro mays. Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Denver Post, "Colorado fishing report for the week of Feb. 26, 2017," 26 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of jujube

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for jujube

Middle English, from Medieval Latin jujuba, alteration of Latin zizyphum, from Greek zizyphon

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“Jujube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jujube. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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ju·​jube | \ ˈjü-ˌjüb, especially for sense 2 ˈjü-ju̇-ˌbē \

Medical Definition of jujube

1a : an edible drupaceous fruit of any of several trees (genus Ziziphus) of the buckthorn family especially : one of an Asian tree (Z. jujuba)
b : a tree producing this fruit
2 : a fruit-flavored gumdrop or lozenge especially : one that is made from the jujube fruit and has been used as a remedy for various throat conditions

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