ziziphus

noun ziz·i·phus \ ˈzizəfəs \

Definition of ziziphus

1 capitalized :a large genus of spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs (family Rhamnaceae) having triple-veined leaves and small cymose flowers with a 2-celled ovary — see christ's-thorn , jujube, lotus tree
2 plural -es :any plant of the genus Ziziphus

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Origin and Etymology of ziziphus

New Latin, from Latin zizyphus jujube tree, from zizyphum jujube


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