Definition of wolfberry in English:

wolfberry

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʊlfbəri
 
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noun (plural wolfberries)

  • 1Any of various shrubs of the genus Lycium, in particular the goji berry.
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    • The wolfberry bush grows in the northwest part of China and the fruit has been credited with properties of improving visual acuity and general health.
    • Shrubby patches of wild plum, wolfberry, and narrow-leaved meadowsweet provide nesting and perching sites for open-country birds such as horned larks, loggerhead shrikes, and upland sandpipers.
    • These individuals should take ejiang, jujube, small red bean, the fruit of the wolfberry (gouqi) and angelica (danggui).
  • 2The fruit of the wolfberry.
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    • Its content consists of 50 % of green tea extract, 30 % of spine date and 20 % of Chinese wolfberry.
    • We used modern biological extraction technology to obtain extracts of reishi, ginseng, wolfberry, peony, and licorice.
    • Also known as wolfberry, the goji berry grows in Tibet, China, and Mongolia and is revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an anti-aging herb.

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