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ginkgo

noun gink·go \ˈgiŋ-(ˌ)kō also ˈgiŋk-(ˌ)gō\

Simple Definition of ginkgo

  • : a large Chinese tree that has fan-shaped leaves

Full Definition of ginkgo

plural ginkgoes or ginkgos also gingkos or gingkoes

  1. 1 :  a gymnospermous dioecious tree (Ginkgo biloba) of eastern China that is widely grown as an ornamental or shade tree and has fan-shaped leaves and foul-smelling yellowish fleshy seed coats —called also maidenhair tree

  2. 2 :  ginkgo biloba

Variants of ginkgo

also ging·ko play \ˈgiŋ-(ˌ)kō also ˈgiŋk-(ˌ)gō\

Origin of ginkgo

New Latin Ginkgo, from Japanese ginkyō


First Known Use: 1773


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