- 1The edible berrylike fruit of a Eurasian plant, formerly taken as a cough cure.More example sentences
- Sweet muscadine grapes, blackberries, apples, jujubes and a host of other fruits will be available at these upcoming sales.
- The bride is fed jujubes, a date like fruit, to increase the chance of having a son in the near future.
- While there, I succumbed to the impulse buy of jujubes.
- 1.1North American A jujube-flavored lozenge or gumdrop.More example sentences
- There were other rooms full of almonds, which they stripped and bleached and converted also into fine flour; or they turned boxes of gelatine into Turkish delight and jujubes.
- 2 (also jujube bush) The shrub or small tree that produces the jujube fruit, native to the warmer regions of Eurasia.
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- Ziziphus jujuba, family Rhamnaceae
- Aggressive planting of hawthorn, pyracantha, creeping juniper, holly, Chinese jujube, roses, blackthorn or prickly ash will help deter criminals.
- Plant jujube in a location that receives full sun and has well-drained soil with a neutral or slightly alkaline pH.
- The Indian jujube has leaves that are woolly beneath instead of smooth like the Chinese jujube.
late Middle English: from French, or from medieval Latin jujuba, based on Greek zizuphos.
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