Jujube

Ju"jube

(j"jb), n. [F., fr. L. zizyphum, Gr. zi`zyfon, Per. zzfn, zizafn, zayzafn.] 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.
[1913 Webster]

2. A chewy gelatinous lozenge made of or in imitation of, or flavored with, the jujube fruit.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Jujube paste, the dried or inspissated jelly of the jujube; also, a confection made of gum arabic sweetened.
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Ju"jut`su

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Ju"jit`su

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Jiu"jut`su

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Jiu"jit`su

(?) }. n. [Jap. jjutsu; j soft (prob. because no weapons are used) + jutsu art.] The Japanese art of self-defense without weapons, now widely used as a system of physical training. It depends for its efficiency largely upon the principle of making clever use of an opponent's strength, weight, and movements to disable or injure him, and by applying pressure so that his opposing movement will throw him out of balance, dislocate or break a joint, etc. It opposes knowledge and skill to brute strength, and demands an extensive practical knowledge of human anatomy.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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