Chinese date


noun

an Old World tree, Ziziphus jujuba, thriving in hot, dry regions.
the edible, plumlike fruit of this tree.

Origin of Chinese date

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
Also called Chinese jujube, jujube.
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