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Definition of "jojoba" []

  • A dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having opposite, leathery leaves and edible seeds that contain a valuable oil used in cosmetics and as a lubricant. Also called goat-nut. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jojoba" in a sentence
  • "Actually, although this is often called jojoba oil, it’s not oil at all."
  • "Some physical characteristics (such as color and odor, infrared absorption patterns, and viscosities) of these so-called jojoba substitutes are similar to those of pure jojoba oil, but little information has yet been published that compares their range of functional properties with those of jojoba oil itself."
  • "Take for example their liquid bronzer, although 100% Free of Harsh Chemicals, Synthetic Preservatives, Parabens, GMO's, Synthetic Colors and Fragrances, is only 84% Organic with ingredients such as jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, and shea butter to moisturize the skin."
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