jujube definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several Old World trees for the genus Ziziphus, specially Z. jujuba, having palmately veined leaves, spiny stipules, tiny yellow plants, and crimson fruit.
    • The fleshy, delicious drupe with this tree. Also known as Chinese date.
    • A fruit-flavored, usually chewy candy or lozenge.
    • The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of a few Mediterranean and African species of small trees.
    • a fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus zizyphus
    • The fresh fruit with this tree, also known as Chinese day and fructus jujubae
    • a kind of candy; certain type differs by nation.
    • The nice and delicious drupes (fresh fruits) of a few Mediterranean and African types of little woods, for the genus Zizyphus, particularly the Zizyphus jujuba, Zizyphus vulgaris, Zizyphus mucronata, and Zizyphus Lotus. The final named is thought to have furnished the lotus of this old Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters.
    • A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or perhaps in replica of, or tasting with, the jujube fresh fruit.
    • The name of a number of types of plants of this genus Zizyphus.
    • The edible fresh fruit among these plants.
    • A confection made of gum arabic or gelatin, sweetened and flavored in order to resemble the jujube-fruit. Also referred to as jujube paste, a name initially applied to a jelly made from the jujube.
    • chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore neck)
    • spiny tree having dark-red delicious fresh fruits
    • dark-red plumlike good fresh fruit of old-world buckthorn woods

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