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Borrowed from Spanish jojoba, from O'odham hohowi.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /həˈhəʊbə/, /həʊˈhəʊbə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /hoʊˈhoʊbə/, /həˈhoʊbə/, enPR: hō-hōʹbə, hə-hōʹbə
- Hyphenation: jo‧jo‧ba
jojoba (plural jojobas)
- A shrub native to the southwestern United States and to Mexico, Simmondsia chinensis: the only plant known to store liquid wax in its seed.
- (Simmondsia chinensis): goat