Jujube
Jujube Ju"jube (j[=u]"j[-u]b), n. [F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr. zi`zyfon, Per. z[=i]zf[=u]n, zizaf[=u]n, zayzaf[=u]n.] 1. The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the genus {Zizyphus}, especially the {Zizyphus jujuba}, {Zizyphus vulgaris}, {Zizyphus mucronata}, and {Zizyphus Lotus}. The last named is thought to have furnished the lotus of the ancient Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters. [1913 Webster]

2. A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Jujube paste}, the dried or inspissated jelly of the jujube; also, a confection made of gum arabic sweetened. [1913 Webster]


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  • jujube — [ ʒyʒyb ] n. m. • jajube 1256; altér. lat. zizyphum, gr. zizuphon 1 ♦ Fruit du jujubier. 2 ♦ Pâte extraite de ce fruit (remède contre la toux). ● jujube nom masculin (latin zizyphum, du grec dzidzuphon) Fruit du jujubier, drupe rouge à maturité,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jujube — JUJUBE: On ne sait pas avec quoi c est fait …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

  • jujube — (n.) late 14c., date like fruit from a tree found in Asia, from M.L. jujuba (pl.), from L.L. zizyphum, from zizyphus, an Asiatic tree with datelike fruit, from Gk. zizyphon, from Pers. zayzafun. The meaning soft candy with date like flavor first… …   Etymology dictionary

  • jujube — JUJUBE. s. f. Sorte de fruit presque semblable à la cornouïlle, & qui sert en Medecine. Jujubes blanches. jujubes rouges. syrop de jujubes. Il n est guere en usage qu au pluriel …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • jujube — [jo͞o′jo͞ob΄; ] for 3, often [ jo͞o′jo͞o bē΄] n. [Fr < ML jujuba < L zizyphum < Gr zizyphon] 1. the edible, datelike fruit of any of several trees and shrubs (genus Zizyphus) of the buckthorn family, growing in warm climates 2. a tree or …   English World dictionary

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  • jujube — (ju ju b ) s. f. Fruit du jujubier, qui consiste en un noyau et une enveloppe pulpeuse. Les jujubes sont employées en pharmacie comme pectorales et adoucissantes.    S. m. Le jujube, le suc extrait de la jujube.    Pâte de jujube, préparation qui …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Jujube — paprastasis zizifas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Ziziphus jujuba), paplitęs Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rhamnus zizyphus; Ziziphus jujuba; Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa; Ziziphus sativa;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jujube — paprastasis zizifas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šunobelinių šeimos vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Ziziphus jujuba), paplitęs Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Rhamnus zizyphus; Ziziphus jujuba; Ziziphus jujuba var. spinosa; Ziziphus sativa;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • JUJUBE — Two species of jujube grow wild in Israel: the wild jujube (Zizyphus spina Christi) and the lotus jujube (Zizyphus lotus). The former is a tall tropical tree with dense, prickly branches (from which, according to Christian tradition, Jesus crown… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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