from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of ginkgo.
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- n. The Ginkgo biloba, a tree native to East Asia having fan-shaped leaves and edible, fleshy yellow seeds, with no known close living relatives.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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. [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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
The gingko is a species of gymnosperm known as a “living fossil,” because it is the only living species in its group.
Ginkgo biloba also commonly known as the gingko is not found in the wild but it has been preserved by Chinese monks in the Chinese temple gardens as a scared tree since ancient times.
You can go until dawn eating deep-fried oysters, bowls of tofu, tongue and grilled gingko nuts.
On the marble steps he exhaled a galaxy of smoke at a squirrel that stood upright at the foot of a gingko tree.
For nearly 15 years, Julia had lived on this block, with its old gingko trees, its gas lanterns, and its wide sidewalks.
Odyssey House, the drug-treatment facility, which uses the garden as therapy for some of its residents, for the first time this year is growing vegetables—among them basil, tomatoes and Swiss chard—in a part of the garden shaded by an extremely healthy looking gingko tree.
The gentle formula of Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer contains ginger, gingko biloba, and chamomile to hydrate and soothe skin.$34 at StilaCosmetics.com.
She made a mental note to research gingko on Wikipedia when she got home.
Emma lay on her back, flexing her legs on a dusty yoga mat, the bittersweet stink of gingko blossoms floating in through the basement window.
Originally, one of the squares was designated for women and children, and features all female gingko trees.