jujube

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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. (Canada, US) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.

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Synonyms[edit]

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

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