Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dioecious shrub (Simmondsia chinensis) of the southwest United States and northern Mexico, having opposite, leathery leaves and edible seeds that contain a valuable oil used in cosmetics and as a lubricant. Also called goat-nut.

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  • n. a shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico; the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed

Etymologies

American Spanish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Actually, although this is often called jojoba oil, it’s not oil at all.

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  • Some physical characteristics (such as color and odor, infrared absorption patterns, and viscosities) of these so-called jojoba substitutes are similar to those of pure jojoba oil, but little information has yet been published that compares their range of functional properties with those of jojoba oil itself.

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  • Take for example their liquid bronzer, although 100% Free of Harsh Chemicals, Synthetic Preservatives, Parabens, GMO's, Synthetic Colors and Fragrances, is only 84% Organic with ingredients such as jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, and shea butter to moisturize the skin.

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  • As a base, use a cold pressed vegetable oil that is full of nutrients for the skin, such as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil and avocado oil.

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  • Among other things, it has introduced to the world grossly neglected plant species such as jojoba, guayale, leucaena, mangium, amaranth, and the winged bean.

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  • Among other things, it has introduced to the world grossly neglected plant species such as jojoba, guayule, leucaena, mangium, amaranth, and the winged bean.

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  • Deep-rooted, long-lived perennial plants such as jojoba offer promise for agriculture in harsh, arid environments where many conventional crops cannot survive.

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  • Place 1-3 drops of lavender essential oil into 1 tsp of carrier oil (such as jojoba or sesame).

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  • Place 2 drops of lemon essential oil into 1 tablespoon of carrier oil such as jojoba, and rub the mixture into the lower back and lower abdomen in a clockwise direction.

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  • Â To help break down cellulite, add 1 drop of lemon essential oil to one tablespoon of carrier oil such as jojoba oil.

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  • 1900 E. J. WICKSON California Fruits (ed. 3) 43 The ‘jajoba’ (Simmondsia californica) is a low shrub, the fresh fruits of which..are eaten like almonds.

    March 4, 2008