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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jujube  \Ju"jube\  (j[=u]"j[-u]b),  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  zizyphum  Gr 
  zi`zyfon,  Per.  z[=i]zf[=u]n,  zizaf[=u]n,  zayzaf[=u]n.] 
  The  sweet  and  edible  drupes  (fruits)  of  several  Mediterranean 
  and  African  species  of  small  trees,  of  the  genus  {Zizyphus}, 
  especially  the  {Z.  jujuba},  {Z.  vulgaris},  {Z.  mucronata}, 
  and  {Z.  Lotus}.  The  last  named  is  thought  to  have  furnished 
  the  lotus  of  the  ancient  Libyan  Lotophagi,  or  lotus  eaters. 
 
  {Jujube  paste},  the  dried  or  inspissated  jelly  of  the  jujube; 
  also  a  confection  made  of  gum  arabic  sweetened. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jujube  \Ju"jube\,  n. 
  A  lozenge  made  of  or  in  imitation  of  or  flavored  with  the 
  jujube  fruit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jujube 
  n  1:  spiny  tree  having  dark  red  edible  fruits  [syn:  {jujube  bush}, 
  {Christ's-thorn},  {Jerusalem  thorn},  {Ziziphus  jujuba}] 
  2:  dark  red  plum-like  fruit  of  Old  World  buckthorn  trees  [syn: 
  {Chinese  date},  {Chinese  jujube}] 
  3:  fruit-flavored  jellied  candy 




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