goji

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See also: ĝoji and go-ji

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Marketing coinage, likely an altered pronunciation of Mandarin 枸杞 (gǒuqǐ). The earliest known usage in print was in a 1996 publication.[1] The first usage in the LexisNexis database is a 2002 newspaper article.[2] Wider usage began in 2003 and 2004.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

goji (plural goji)

  1. A fruit in the genus Lycium, especially in commercial products where it is promoted as a superfruit.
    Synonyms: goji berry, wolfberry

Usage notes[edit]

The UK Food Standards Agency notes: ‘[It has been] suggested that the name "goji" was originally applied only to the species L. [Lycium] chinensis and should not be used for L. barbarum. However, it appears that "goji" is widely understood in the UK to refer to the latter species [] .

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Arlin; Fouad Dini; David Wolfe (1998) Nature's First Law: The Raw-food Diet[1], Maul Brothers Publishing, →ISBN
  2. ^ John Griffin (August 21, 2002), “Uncooked food trend raises hopes, casts doubts”, in San Antonio Express-News, page 1F
  3. ^ Google Books Ngram Viewer

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

goji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ごじ

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

goji m (plural gojis)

  1. goji; wolfberry (berry from plants of the genus Lycium)