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jo•jo•ba



Pronunciation: (hō-hō'bu), [key]
n.
a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica), of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oil (jojo'ba oil") used in cosmetics and as a lubricant.

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