jojoba definition

  • noun:
    • A dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having contrary, leathery leaves and edible seeds which contain a very important oil used in beauty products and as a lubricant. Also known as goat-nut.
    • a shrub indigenous to the southwestern usa also to Mexico; the only real plant known to store liquid wax with its seed

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