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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ziziphus, genus Ziziphus(noun)

    spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes

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  1. Ziziphus

    Ziziphus is a genus of about 40 species of spiny shrubs and small trees in the buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae, distributed in the warm-temperate and subtropical regions throughout the world. The leaves are alternate, entire, with three prominent basal veins, and 2–7 cm long; some species are deciduous, others evergreen. The flowers are small, inconspicuous yellow-green. The fruit is an edible drupe, yellow-brown, red, or black, globose or oblong, 1–5 cm long, often very sweet and sugary, reminiscent of a date in texture and flavour.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ziziphus

    A plant genus of the family RHAMNACEAE. Members contain nummularogenin (a spirostane) and is the source of an edible fruit.

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