jujube

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  • A thorny deciduous small tree or shrub <em>(Ziziphus jujuba)</em> native to Asia, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • The small sweet greenish to red fruit of this tree.
  • Any of various other trees or shrubs of the genus <em>Ziziphus</em> bearing edible fruit.
  • A fruit-flavored candy or lozenge.
  • The name of several species of plants of the genus <em>Zizyphus.</em>
  • The edible fruit of these plants.
  • A confection made of gum arabic or gelatin, sweetened and flavored so as to resemble the jujube-fruit. Also called <internalXref urlencoded="jujube%20paste">jujube paste</internalXref>, a name originally applied to a jelly made from the jujube.
  • The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the genus Zizyphus, especially the <spn>Zizyphus jujuba</spn>, <spn>Zizyphus vulgaris</spn>, <spn>Zizyphus mucronata</spn>, and <spn>Zizyphus Lotus</spn>. The last named is thought to have furnished the lotus of the ancient Libyan <ex>Lotophagi</ex>, or lotus eaters.
  • A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit.
  • the dried or inspissated jelly of the jujube; also, a confection made of gum arabic sweetened.
  • The sweet and edible <xref>drupes</xref> (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees.
  • a fruit-bearing <xref>tree</xref>, <xref>Ziziphus zizyphus</xref>
  • The fruit of this tree, also known as <xref>Chinese date</xref> and fructus jujubae
  • A type of candy; specific type varies by country.
  • chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)
  • spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
  • dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
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