jujube

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

Definition of jujube

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

Origin and Etymology of jujube

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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jujube

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

Medical Definition of jujube

  1. 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. 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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