from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. The fleshy, edible drupe of this tree. Also called Chinese date.
- n. A fruit-flavored, usually chewy candy or lozenge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees.
- n. a fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus zizyphus
- n. The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date and fructus jujubae
- n. A type of candy; specific type varies by country.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of several species of plants of the genus Zizyphus.
- n. The edible fruit of these plants.
- n. A confection made of gum arabic or gelatin, sweetened and flavored so as to resemble the jujube-fruit. Also called jujube paste, a name originally applied to a jelly made from the jujube.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)
- n. spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
- n. dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
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.
Those red jujube like things in that one dish are probably goji berries.
The Corsican steadied herself with her broom, bent down and picked up a jujube.
References: le portail (m) = gate; le périple (m) = tour, journey; un arbre (m) = tree; c'est un jujubier = it's a jujube tree
Yet even the Kid hisself failed; he went out unarmed, and along come Pat Garrett and put a jujube of lead into his gut.
Xeric woodland species found around Lake Chad include baobabs, desert date palms, African myrrh, and Indian jujube.
And then I get a mouthwatering taste of meaty, jujube-red raw tuna wrapped in chewy nori lodged in my sensory memory.
I cannot accept the sarcastic comment of “jujube” as valid or productive at all, nor the criticism of “Bob.”