jujube

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English[edit]

Fresh jujube berries
Zizyphus jujuba (2)
American jujube candies (6)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English jujube, from Medieval Latin jujuba or Old French jujube, perhaps via Old Occitan from Classical Latin zīzyphum, zīzyphus, from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zízuphon)[1][2] First attested in the 14th century.[3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒuː.d͡ʒuːb/, /ˈd͡ʒuː.d͡ʒuː.biː/
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Noun[edit]

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 or Ziziphus zizyphus.
    Synonym: Chinese date
  3. The fruit of this tree, fructus jujubae.
    Synonym: Chinese date
  4. A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus mauritiana.
    Synonyms: Chinese date, ber, Indian plum, Regi pandu
  5. The fruit of this tree.
    Synonyms: Chinese date, ber, Indian plum, Regi pandu
  6. (Canada, US) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Walther von Wartburg (1928–2002), “zīziphum”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 14: U–Z, page 665
  2. ^ jujube, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  3. ^ jujube, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

jujube m (plural jujubes)

  1. jujube (fruit)

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

jujube

  1. plural of jujubă