Definitions for jojobahoʊˈhoʊ bə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica), of the southwest U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oil (jojo′ba oil`) used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
Origin of jojoba:
1920–25; < MexSp; ulterior orig. undetermined
a shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico; the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed