noun, plural gink·goes.
Origin of ginkgo
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Historical Examples of ginkgo
The Japanese ginkgo, or maidenhair fern tree, is an old-fashioned conifer somewhat like those first examples of this family.Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know
Julia Ellen Rogers
I was surprised, after a long hard winter, to find the Ginkgo trees still alive and gaining growth.
I have included among the specimens here today nuts of the ginkgo because that tree belongs among the conifers in natural order.
Most of the Ginkgo trees are males, but one may graft any number of males with bearing female scions.
Leaf impressions of Ginkgo are found in rocks of nearly all ages back even to the Upper Palæozoic.Ancient Plants
Marie C. Stopes
noun plural -goes or -koes
Word Origin for ginkgo
1773, from Japanese ginkyo, from Chinese yin-hing, from yin "silver" + hing "apricot" (Sino-Japanese kyo). Introduced to New World 1784 by William Hamilton in his garden near Philadelphia.