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 : 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 : ginkgo biloba
Variants of ginkgo
Origin of ginkgo
New Latin Ginkgo, from Japanese ginkyō
First Known Use: 1773
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