jujube

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Etymology[edit]

From French jujube, via Medieval Latin jujuba, from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zízuphon)․ Compare Persian زیزفون (zayzafûn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒuː.dʒuːb/

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 or Ziziphus zizyphus.
  3. The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date and fructus jujubae.
  4. A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus mauritiana.
  5. The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date.
  6. (Canada, US) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

jujube m (plural jujubes)

  1. jujube