jujube

noun ju·jube \ ˈjü-ˌjüb , especially for sense 1 ˈjü-ju̇-ˌbē \

Definition of jujube

1 :a fruit-flavored gumdrop or lozenge
2 a :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

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Origin and Etymology of jujube

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


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jujube

noun ju·jube \ ˈjü-ˌjüb, esp for 2 ˈjü-ju̇-ˌbē \

medical Definition of jujube

1 a :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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