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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The gingko or maidenhair-tree of Japan, Ginkgo biloba. It is cultivated partly for its fruits, the kernels of which are eaten, but principally for the adornment of temple courts and cemeteries. Its wood is of a bright-yellowish color, fine-grained, capable of polish, tender and easily broken, and therefore not so highly prized as the woods of many other native trees.

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