jujube

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

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

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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

noun
ju·​jube | \ˈjü-ˌjüb, esp for 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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