How on earth anyone can bear to put a jujube in his or her mouth beats me.
Apart from sounding heavy, gluey, and oozing, the word sounds much much too like do-do.
It's bad enough that the word jujube means a chewy sweet, often with medicine hidden in it, but the wretched word means other things, too.
Zizipus jujuba, also a jujube, is a spiny tree with yellow flowers:
The edible fruits are called jujubes, too:
I must admit they look nice, and they may well be delicious.
Could I bear to try one?
Well, yes, I think I could, despite the do-do thing...
...as long as it had been really really thoroughly washed.
Word Not To Use Today: jujube. This word comes to us from the Mediaeval Latin jujuba, from the Latin zīzyphum from the Greek zizuphon.