Introduction and description
Ziziphus jujuba (from Greek ζίζυφον, zízyphon), commonly called jujube (sometimes jujuba), red date, Chinese date, Korean date, or Indian date is a species of Ziziphus in the buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae). It is used primarily as a shade tree that also bears fruit.
Jujube fruit is called 红枣 (hóng zǎo) or just 枣 (zǎo) in Mandarin Chinese; "pomme surette" in French; બોર (bor) in Gujarati; बोर (bor) in Konkani and Marathi; "baer" in Hindi; kul in Bengali; borai in Bangladesh; ilanthappazham or badari in Malayalam; இலந்தம்/இலந்தைப் பழம் (ilantam/ilanthai/elantha pazham) in Tamil-speaking regions; "ಎಲಚಿ ಹಣ್ಣು" (Yelchi Hannu) in Kannada; and "రెేగి పండు" ("Regi pandu") in Telugu. It is called żinżel in Malta. In Vietnamese, the fruit is called "táo tàu," which translates to "Chinese apple" as opposed to the "Vietnamese apple". In Urdu it is called "Baer" (بیر) or, as in Arabic, "Unnab" (عُناب). In Italian it is called "giuggiola". In Korean, the fruit is called 대추 ["dae chu"]. In Malay it is called "bidara". In Albanian it's called xinxifja, hide or kimçë (around Shkodër).
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