jojoba
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, of Uto-Aztecan origin; akin to O'odham hohowai jojoba, Yaqui hohoovam Date: 1900 a shrub or small tree (Simmondsia chinensis syn. S. californica) of the box family of southwestern North America with edible seeds that yield a valuable liquid wax used especially in cosmetics

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  • Jojoba — (Simmondsia chinensis) Systematik Eudikotyledonen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jojoba — [ ʒɔʒɔba ] n. m. • 1958; mot esp. du Mexique ♦ Arbuste des déserts du Mexique et de Californie produisant des graines dont on extrait une cire utilisée en pharmacie et dans l industrie des cosmétiques. Shampoing au jojoba. ● jojoba nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jojoba — [hō hō′bə] n. [Sp] an evergreen desert shrub (Simmondsia californica) of the box family, found in Mexico and the SW U.S., with a seed (jojoba bean) containing an odorless, colorless liquid wax (jojoba oil) used in cosmetics, lubricants, etc …   English World dictionary

  • jojoba — JOJÓBA s. f. arbore, originar din Mexic, din ale căror seminţe se extrage un ulei asemănător cu cel de caşalot. (< fr. jojoba) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • jojoba — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. żożoba] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż Ia, CMc. jojobabie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} krzew lub małe drzewo rosnące w Ameryce Północnej, którego owoce zawierają olej używany do wyrobu kosmetyków : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Szampon, mydło z… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • jojoba — f. Arbusto mexicano del cual se extrae un aceite usado en cosmética …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • jojoba — ► NOUN ▪ an oil extracted from the seeds of a North American shrub, widely used in cosmetics. ORIGIN Mexican Spanish …   English terms dictionary

  • Jojoba — Taxobox name = Jojoba image width = 240px image caption = Simmondsia chinensis foliage and fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Caryophyllales familia = Simmondsiaceae familia authority = van Tieghem ex… …   Wikipedia

  • Jojoba — Jojoba …   Wikipédia en Français

  • jojoba — {{#}}{{LM J22954}}{{〓}} {{[}}jojoba{{]}} ‹jo·jo·ba› {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} Arbusto americano de semillas comestibles de las que se extrae aceite: • Las semillas de jojoba tienen un uso industrial.{{○}} {{<}}2{{>}} Semilla de este arbusto: • …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • jojoba — /hoh hoh beuh/, n. a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica), of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oil (jojoba oil) used in cosmetics and as a lubricant. [1920 25; < MexSp] * * * ▪ plant also called …   Universalium

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