Definitions for: Jujube


[n] chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)
[n] dark red plum-like fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
[n] spiny tree having dark red edible fruits



Webster (1913) Definition: Ju"jube (j[=u]"j[-u]b), n. [F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr.
zi`zyfon, Per. z[=i]zf[=u]n, zizaf[=u]n, zayzaf[=u]n.]
The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean
and African species of small trees, of the genus Zizyphus,
especially the Z. jujuba, Z. vulgaris, Z. mucronata,
and Z. Lotus. The last named is thought to have furnished
the lotus of the ancient Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters.

Jujube paste, the dried or inspissated jelly of the jujube;
also, a confection made of gum arabic sweetened.


Ju"jube, n.
A lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the
jujube fruit.

Synonyms: Chinese date, Chinese jujube, Christ's-thorn, Jerusalem thorn, jujube bush, Ziziphus jujuba

See Also: bush, Chinese date, Chinese jujube, Christ's-thorn, drupe, edible fruit, genus Ziziphus, gumdrop, Jerusalem thorn, jujube, jujube, jujube bush, shrub, stone fruit, Ziziphus, Ziziphus jujuba

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