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jojoba

a shrub or small tree of SW North America, Simmondsia californica, that has edible seeds containing a valuable oil used in cosmetics
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jojoba

Grows 3-7 ft (1-3m) Grey-green oval-shaped opposite waxy leaves. Small greenish-yellow flowers. The hard bean seed is more that 54% oil content, a liquid wax, which is not digestible by humans (laxative), but makes a great skin lotion because it closely resembles human sebum, and is used for dry, chapped skin, dandruff, psoriasis, and is said to make hair grow.

jojoba

[hō′hō·bə]
(agriculture)
Simmondsia californica. A shrub adapted to the arid portions of the southwestern United States and Mexico; liquid extracted from the seed may be used as a substitute for sperm oil.
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