Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two deciduous shrubs (Lycium barbarum or L. chinense) of the nightshade family, native to Eurasia and cultivated for their edible fruit.
  • noun The small, red, oblong fruit of these shrubs, eaten fresh or dried.

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  • noun The wolfberry, a fruit in the genus Lycium, especially in commercial products where it is promoted as a superfruit.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably alteration of Mandarin gǒuqǐ : gǒu, the Asian tree Hovenia dulcis bearing edible raisinlike fruit (from Middle Chinese kəw´) + , willow, medlar (from Middle Chinese kh).]

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Marketing coinage, likely an altered pronunciation of the Mandarin gǒuqǐ (枸杞). The earliest known usage in print was in a 1996 publication by Stephen Arlin, Fouad Dini, and David Wolfe. The first usage in the LexisNexis database is in an August 21, 2002 newspaper article by John Griffin entitled "Uncooked food trend raises hopes, casts doubts". Wider usage began in 2003 and 2004.

Examples

  • The polysaccharides present in this medicinal fruit called goji berries also help in fighting auto-immune disorders of our body.

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  • NGUYEN: And those are called the goji berry, again, right?.

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  • MURAD: Well, the food I like the most is called a goji berries.

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  • Lycium barbarum, commonly known as goji berries, contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots and more iron than steak.

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  • Lycium barbarum, commonly known as goji berries, contain more vitamin C than oranges, more beta carotene than carrots and more iron than steak.

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  • Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

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  • Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

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  • Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

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  • Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction.

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  • Slide 6: Y 8 CHAPTER 4 IN SEARCH OF THE TRUE GOJI Of all the species known as goji, researchers decided to concentrate their efforts only on those that came from the botanical family known as Solanaceae.

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