Jojoba

Plante verte de jojoba avec des fruits dans une ferme

Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba (Wikipedia)

Jojoba
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Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) shrub
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Simmondsiaceae
Genus:Simmondsia
Nutt.
Species:
S. chinensis
Binomial name
Simmondsia chinensis
Synonyms
List
    • Brocchia dichotoma Mauri
    • Buxus californica (Nutt.) Baill.
    • Buxus chinensis Link
    • Celastrus obtusatus C.Presl
    • Simmondsia californica Nutt.
    • Simmondsia pabulosa Kellogg

Jojoba /həˈhbə/ (About this soundlisten), with the botanical name Simmondsia chinensis, and also known as goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry, and gray box bush, is native to the Southwestern United States. Simmondsia chinensis is the sole species of the family Simmondsiaceae, placed in the order Caryophyllales.

Jojoba is grown commercially to produce jojoba oil, a liquid wax ester extracted from its seed.

Jojoba (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish jojoba, from O'odham hohowi.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /həˈhəʊbə/, /həʊˈhəʊbə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /hoʊˈhoʊbə/, /həˈhoʊbə/, enPR: hō-hōʹbə, hə-hōʹbə
  • Hyphenation: jo‧jo‧ba

Noun

jojoba (plural jojobas)

  1. A shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico, Simmondsia chinensis: the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed.

Synonyms

  • (Simmondsia chinensis): goat
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