Meaning of jojoba

jo•jo•ba

Pronunciation: (hō-hō'bu), [key]
— n.
  1. a shrub, Simmondsia chinensis (or S. californica), of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, bearing seeds that are the source of an oilused in cosmetics and as a lubricant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.