1 (also jojoba oil) an oil extracted from the seeds of an American shrub, widely used in cosmetics. 2the leathery-leaved evergreen shrub or small tree that produces these seeds, native chiefly to the southwestern US. It is grown to prevent desertification as well as for its seeds.
- Simmondsia chinensis, the only member of the family Simmondsiaceae
Remember that jojoba
is spelled with two j
‘s: they are spoken like h
’s because it is a Spanish word.