See also: Jujube

English edit

 
Fresh jujube berries
 
Zizyphus jujuba (2)
 
American jujube candies (6)

Etymology edit

From Middle English jujube, from Medieval Latin jujuba or Old French jujube, perhaps via Old Occitan from Classical Latin zīzyphum, zīzyphus, from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zízuphon)[1][2] First attested in the 14th century.[3]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒuː.d͡ʒuːb/, /ˈd͡ʒuː.d͡ʒuː.biː/
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Noun edit

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.
    Synonym: Chinese date
  3. The fruit of this tree, fructus jujubae.
    Synonym: Chinese date
  4. A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus mauritiana.
    Synonyms: Chinese date, ber, Indian plum, Regi pandu
  5. The fruit of this tree.
    Synonyms: Chinese date, ber, Indian plum, Regi pandu
  6. (Canada, US) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.

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References edit

  1. ^ Walther von Wartburg (1928–2002), “zīziphum”, in Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume 14: U–Z, page 665
  2. ^ jujube, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
  3. ^ jujube, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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jujube m (plural jujubes)

  1. jujube (fruit)

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jujube

  1. plural of jujubă