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Definition of "jujube" []

  • Any of several Old World trees of the genus Ziziphus, especially Z. jujuba, having palmately veined leaves, spiny stipules, small yellowish flowers, and dark red fruit. (noun)
  • The fleshy, edible drupe of this tree. Also called Chinese date. (noun)
  • A fruit-flavored, usually chewy candy or lozenge. (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 "jujube" in a sentence
  • "The jujube is a fruit -- but a most remarkable one."
  • "Do not confuse this with the Chinese jujube which is hardy even into the Ohio valley in the USA but will not do well in warm climates like southern Florida."
  • ""But I thought the jujube was a fruit, like an apple."