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

: a large Chinese tree that has fan-shaped leaves

plural ginkgoes or ginkgos also gingkos or gingkoes

Full Definition of GINKGO

:  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

Variants of GINKGO

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

Origin of GINKGO

New Latin Ginkgo, from Japanese ginkyō
First Known Use: 1773


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