Chinese date


noun

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

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Also called Chinese jujube, jujube.

Origin of Chinese date

An Americanism dating back to 1935–40
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