- a small candy or lozenge of gum arabic, gelatin, or the like and fruit flavoring.
- Chinese date.
Origin of jujube
Examples from the Web for jujube
In Algeria the jujube is only cultivated or half-wild.953 So also in Spain.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
She had bought for herself some jujube paste, but in returning had lost the other dime.Dotty Dimple's Flyaway
There 'r' jujube paste patties, macaroons, and sangaree, Mars' Li'nel.Maid Sally
Harriet A. Cheever
The lotus bean, or jujube, is really eaten in Africa, but not with these effects.Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History
Charlotte M. Yonge
The Sun was a spears-length high703 when we reached the foot of the Sanjid (Jujube)-valley and dismounted.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
- any of several Old World spiny rhamnaceous trees of the genus Ziziphus, esp Z. jujuba, that have small yellowish flowers and dark red edible fruitsSee also Christ's-thorn
- the fruit of any of these trees
- a chewy sweet made of flavoured gelatine and sometimes medicated to soothe sore throats
Word Origin and History for jujube
late 14c., "date-like fruit from a tree found in Asia," from Medieval Latin jujuba (plural), from Late Latin zizyphum, from zizyphus, an Asiatic tree with datelike fruit, from Greek zizyphon, from Persian zayzafun. The meaning "soft candy with date-like flavor" first recorded 1835.