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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Origin and Etymology of jujube
Middle English, from Medieval Latin jujuba, alteration of Latin zizyphum, from Greek zizyphon
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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