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Jujube  n.  
The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees, of the genus Zizyphus, especially the Zizyphus jujuba, Zizyphus vulgaris, Zizyphus mucronata, and Zizyphus Lotus. The last named is thought to have furnished the lotus of the ancient Libyan Lotophagi, or lotus eaters.
A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit.
Jujube paste, the dried or inspissated jelly of the jujube; also, a confection made of gum arabic sweetened.

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"Jujube" Quotes from Famous Books

... card-room traps, Yet making fearful faces Because his foes, perfidious chaps, Have always all the aces— "Ruined! the old place mortgaged! faugh!" (The guttering candles quiver)— Instead of draining brandy raw Clenches a jujube in his jaw And strolls ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, November 3, 1920 • Various

... lived in a gingerbread house, With a roof of jujube paste, And sugar shutters, and peppermint pipes, And doors that you could taste; In a land where weather could do no harm, Absurd as that may seem, With chocolate ground and lemonade rain ...
— Zodiac Town - The Rhymes of Amos and Ann • Nancy Byrd Turner

... Jujube Soup Brisket of Antelope Boiled Petsai Dasheen au Gratin Creamed Udo Soy Bean and Lichee Nut Salad Yang Taw Pie Mangoes ...
— Three Acres and Liberty • Bolton Hall

Words linked to "Jujube" :   Ziziphus jujuba, Christ's-thorn, Chinese date, jujube bush, Chinese jujube, Jerusalem thorn, genus Ziziphus, bush, Ziziphus, stone fruit, gumdrop, edible fruit, shrub

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