jujube

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jujube chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)
    • n jujube dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
    • n jujube spiny tree having dark red edible fruits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jujube A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit.
    • Jujube 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jujube The name of several species of plants of the genus Zizyphus.
    • n jujube The edible fruit of these plants.
    • n jujube 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jujube jōō′jōōb a genus of spiny shrubs or small trees, the fruit of which is dried as a sweetmeat: a lozenge made of sugar and gum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr. zi`zyfon, Per. zīzfūn, zizafūn, zayzafūn,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. zizyphum—Gr. zizyphon—Pers. zīzfun, the jujube-tree.

Usage

In literature:

They entered through the hedge of jujube-trees, beating down the branches with blows of the dagger.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
They do it for jujubes.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
Of this Sister Colomba Matarazzo tells us that she ate not nor drank, save sometimes some jujube fruit, and even these but rarely.
"The Life of Cesare Borgia" by Raphael Sabatini
I have also a packet of jujubes for your child.
"Monsieur, Madame and Bebe, Complete" by Gustave Droz
Sitting on his throne sucking red jujubes white.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The jujube itself has been used for years to flavor candies and other confections.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
O Rakshasas, I have come with my brothers to the jujube named Visala.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
His face was the colour of the fruit of the jujube-tree, and his lips carmine.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
Having tasted there for three nights, one should eat jujubes.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Morning found us on a vast plain, set with yellow-berried jujube-bushes and low scrub.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
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In poetry:

The jujube and the willow-tree
All fretted with the dew we see.
Each guest's a prince of noble line,
In whom the virtues all combine.
"An Ode Appropriate To A Festivity" by Confucius
They flit about, the yellow birds,
And rest upon the jujubes find.
Who buried were in duke Muh's grave,
Alive to awful death consigned?
"Lament For Three Brothers" by Confucius
Covering the jujubes the dolichos grows,
The graves many dragon-plants cover;
But where is the man on whose breast I'd repose?
No home have I, having no lover!
"A Wife Mourns For Her Husband" by Confucius
Buzzing round the blueflies hear,
About the jujubes flocking!
So the slanderers appear,
Whose calumnies are shocking.
By no law or order bound,
All the kingdom they confound.
"Against Listening To Slanderers" by Confucius

In news:

Novel Superfruits Chokeberry , Jujube and Seabuckthorn Popularity Growing.
You know you're getting to be old when you don't buy jujubes anymore.
0 Jujubes drying in a box in Richie Huang's backyard in Corona look a bit like giant red raisins.
Also called Chinese dates, jujubes ( Ziziphus jujuba ) have been on our menu for thousands of years, with reason: The trees grow easily, tolerate cold and drought, and produce a lot of fruit, even at a young age.
Novel Superfruits Chokeberry, Jujube and Seabuckthorn Popularity Growing.
There's another bumper crop of Chinese dates on the jujube trees at New Mexico State University's Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde.
Corey Lee uses Chinese dates, also called jujubes, in this elegant riff on a classic Chinese combination of poultry, fruit and nuts.
The floor would have been covered with a rich, viscous mulch of Gummi Bears, Jujubes, chocolate covered raisins and partially chewed licorice sticks , lathered with fountain drinks.
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