jujube

[ joo-joob ]
/ ˈdʒu dʒub /

noun

a small candy or lozenge of gum arabic, gelatin, or the like and fruit flavoring.

Origin of jujube

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin jujuba < Latin zīziphum < Greek zízyphon jujube tree
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British Dictionary definitions for jujube

jujube
/ (ˈdʒuːdʒuːb) /

noun

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
Also called (for senses 1, 2): Chinese date

Word Origin for jujube

C14: from Medieval Latin jujuba, modification of Latin zīzyphum, from Greek zizuphon
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