ginkgo Meaning, Definition & Usage

  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
    Ginkgo biloba; maidenhair tree; gingko.


Gink"go noun
Chin., silver fruit.
plural Ginkgoes
  1. (Bot.) 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.

Webster 1913