Definition of zelkova
: 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 and Etymology of zelkova
New Latin, from Russian zel'kova, zel'kva, from Georgian dzelkva
First Known Use: circa 1890See Words from the same year
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