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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ju"jube
  1. 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.
  2. A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit.

Etymology: F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr. zi`zyfon, Per. zīzfūn zizafūn zayzafūn

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  1. Chewy fruit-flavored jellied candy (sometimes medicated to soothe a sore throat)
  2. Dark red plumlike fruit of Old World buckthorn trees
  3. Spiny tree having dark red edible fruits

From French jujube, via Medieval Latin jujuba, from Ancient Greek ζίζυφον (zízuphon)․ Compare Persian زیزفون (zayzafûn).

  1. The sweet and edible drupes (fruits) of several Mediterranean and African species of small trees.
  2. A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus jujuba or Ziziphus zizyphus.
  3. The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date and fructus jujubae.
  4. A fruit-bearing tree, Ziziphus mauritiana.
  5. The fruit of this tree, also known as Chinese date.
  6. (Canada, US) A type of candy; specific type varies by country.

jujube was also found in the following language(s): French

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Past life for Jujube born Mar 16, 1933

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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