jujube

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Food

  • The red, wrinkled fruit of a shrub, Zizyphus jujuba, of the buckthorn family which grows in the East and Provence and is partially dried, candied or made into a stiff jelly. It has the shape of an olive, is green when unripe and red to dark brown when ripe, and has a single stone and a sweet and sticky white flesh, rather like a small date. Other shrubs of the genus Zisyphus have similar fruits.
  • confectionery made from jellied and sweetened fruit juices
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