Goji

Gemeiner Bocksdorns, Lycium barbarum, Chinesischen Bocksdorns, Lycium chinense, Vollreif, Gegenlicht, Blätter, grün, rot, Superfrucht, Superfruit, vital, Neophyt, Natur, Nahrung, Pflanze, Rispe, Superfood, Strauch

Lycium barbarum

Synonymes :
Wolfberry
Goji (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

Marketing coinage, likely an altered pronunciation of Mandarin 枸杞 (gǒuqǐ). The earliest known usage in print was in a 1996 publication. The first usage in the LexisNexis database is a 2002 newspaper article. Wider usage began in 2003 and 2004.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡoʊ.dʒi/

Noun

goji (plural goji)

  1. A fruit in the genus Lycium, especially in commercial products where it is promoted as a superfruit.
    Synonyms: goji berry, wolfberry

Usage notes

The UK Food Standards Agency notes: ‘[It has been] suggested that the name "goji

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