maidenhair tree

noun

: ginkgo

Examples of maidenhair tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leaves of the ginkgo or maidenhair tree turn bright yellow or golden in fall. Arricca Elin Sansone, Southern Living, 19 Sep. 2023 It is also called a maidenhair tree. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 23 Oct. 2020 Shaped like a fluttering fan, each has a spray of delicate veins so fine that the ginkgo is sometimes called the maidenhair tree. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maidenhair tree was in 1773

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“Maidenhair tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maidenhair%20tree. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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