jujube

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French jujube, ultimately from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zízuphon), ultimately from Persian زایزافون.[1]

Noun[edit]

Fresh jujube berries
American jujube candies

jujube (plural jujubes)

  1. The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees.
  2. A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus jujuba.
  3. The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date and fructus jujubae.
  4. (North America) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (Ziziphus zizyphus): ber
  • (Chinese date): ber

Translations[edit]

  1. ^ Skeat, A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language