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
plural -es : any plant of the genus Ziziphus

Word History


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

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“Ziziphus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ziziphus. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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