Definition of Ginkgo

1. Noun. Deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree.

Exact synonyms: Gingko, Ginkgo Biloba, Maidenhair Tree
Generic synonyms: Gymnospermous Tree



Definition of Ginkgo

1. n. A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferæ. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.

Definition of Ginkgo

1. Noun. A tree native to China with small, fan-shaped leaves and edible seeds. ¹

2. Noun. The seed of the ginkgo tree. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ginkgo

1. an ornamental tree [n -GOES or -GOS]

Medical Definition of Ginkgo

1. A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferae. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree. Origin: Chin, silver fruit. (26 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ginkgo

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gingles
ginglyform
ginglymi
ginglymoarthrodial
ginglymodi
ginglymoid
ginglymoid joint
ginglymoidal
ginglymus
gings
ginhouse
ginhouses
giniite
gink
ginkgo (current term)
ginkgo family
ginkgoes
ginkgolide
ginkgolides
ginkgophyte
ginkgophytes
ginkgos
ginks
ginlike
ginmill
ginn
ginned
ginnee
ginnees

Literary usage of Ginkgo

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"A general consideration of the evidence available towards an account of the past history of ginkgo and closely allied plants ; a comparison of ginkgo with ..."

2. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1913)
"Fossil forms of the genus ginkgo, belonging to several species, were found by me in great beauty and abundance in the Jurassic of Oregon in 1899, ..."

3. The Romance of Our Trees by Ernest Henry Wilson (1920)
"CHAPTER V THE STORY OF THE ginkgo THE oldest existing type of tree, a veritable "living fossil," is the ginkgo or Maidenhair- tree. ..."

4. Fecundation in Plants by David Myers Mottier (1904)
"CYCAS, ZAMIA, AND ginkgo. THE MALE GAMETOPHYTE. The development of the spermatozoid in Cycas (Ikeno, '96, '98), ginkgo (Hirase, '96, '98; Webber, '97; ..."

5. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"On account of the resemblance of the leaves to those oí some species of Ad ionium, the appellation maiden-hair tree has long been given to ginkgo biloba. ..."

6. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Fnb, Institute of Medicine (U. S.), High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2005)
"ginkgo biloba ginkgo biloba extract is one of the most prescribed ... In recent years, ginkgo has been a top selling dietary supplement in the United States ..."

7. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"The female flowers of ginkgo (Fig. 347, c) are small axillary shoots on which normally two ovules are found (Fig. 347, /;)2. The sporophylls are usually not ..."

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