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zelkova

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noun zel·ko·va \ˈzel-kə-və, zel-ˈkō-və\

Definition of zelkova

  1. :  a tall widely spreading Japanese tree (Zelkova serrata) of the elm family that is often used as an ornamental and shade tree in place of the American elm because of its resistance to Dutch elm disease



Origin of zelkova

New Latin, from Russian zel'kova, zel'kva, from Georgian dzelkva


First Known Use: circa 1890

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