jojoba-oil

jojoba

[hoh-hoh-buh]
noun
a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica ), of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oil (jojoba oil) used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
Also called goat-nut.


Origin:
1920–25; < Mexican Spanish

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jojoba (həʊˈhəʊbə)
 
n
a shrub or small tree of SW North America, Simmondsia californica, that has edible seeds containing a valuable oil used in cosmetics
 
[Mexican Spanish]

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