gingko

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gingko deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gingko The Japanese name (also current in western countries) of the maidenhair-tree, adopted by Linnæus (1771) as its generic name; the Salisburia adiantifolia of Sir J. E. Smith (1796). Also written gingo and ginkgo.
    • n gingko [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of gymnospermous trees, allied to the yew (Taxus), with diœcious flowers, a drupaceous one-seeded fruit, and peculiar fan-shaped deciduous leaves. The only species, G. biloba (also known as Salisburia adiantifolia), is a large tree, and is a native of China and Japan, where it is very commonly cultivated for ornament. The fruit is peculiar in not developing the embryo of the seed until after ripening. It is resinous and astringent, but edible when roasted, and is sold for food in Chinese markets. In its habit and foliage the tree is unlike all other Coniferæ, and in cultivation in Europe and America it is known as the maidenhair-tree, from the resemblance of its leaves in shape to those of some species of Adiantum, and also as the gingko or the gingko-tree.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gingko ging′kō a Chinese tree, allied to the yew, with edible fruit—the Maiden-hair-tree.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Jap. gingkō—Chin. yin-hingyin, silver, hing, apricot.

Usage

In literature:

Then he tried the stone balustrade and being removed from that vantage point, climbed the railing of Li Hung Chang's gingko-tree.
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
Soil and location: The gingko will grow in poor soils.
"Studies of Trees" by Jacob Joshua Levison
Gingkos, Paulownias, and weeping trees, which need no gardener's care, also flourish and are of unusual size.
"Old-Time Gardens" by Alice Morse Earle
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In news:

'Gingko Fever in Chongqing ': The Billion-Dollar Trees of Central China.
' Gingko Fever in Chongqing': The Billion-Dollar Trees of Central China.
Premium Ingredients Europe, Beijing Gingko Group Form Strategic Partnership.
Beijing Gingko Group has appointed Premium Ingredients International Europe exclusive distributor of their range of Liquorice Extracts & Derivatives for the Food, Beverage and Cosmetic industries across Europe.
Fixing roots will change gingko 's odd growth.
Plant Lovers' Almanac : Golden gingko leaves hold on to trees until very end.
Gingko trees grow well in the city.
My gingko tree has smelly fruit every year.
0My gingko tree has smelly fruit every year.
There are 21 teas to choose from including hearty spiced plum herbal tea , organic green tea with gingko and citrus, white-vanilla-grapefruit, and hot cinnamon-spice with orange peel and cloves.
The traditional version calls for dried oysters, gingko nuts, dried mushrooms, and dried fungus, while this version uses more fresh ingredients.
Both Art Dudley and Michael Fremer have praised Gingko Audio's isolation platforms in Stereophile 's pages, and at RMAF, the company was showing the benefit of its Cloud 10 platform on an Atmasphere tube power amplifier.
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