noun, plural gink·goes.
- ginglymoid joint,
- gingrich, newt,
- ginnie mae,
Origin of ginkgo
Examples from the Web for ginkgo
This is not the place to discuss in detail the past history of Ginkgo (see Palaeobotany: Mesozoic).
To him is credited the introduction of the Ginkgo tree and the Lombardy poplar to America.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia|Frank Cousins
Most of the Ginkgo trees are males, but one may graft any number of males with bearing female scions.
Ginkgo biloba, which may reach a height of over 30 metres, forms a tree of pyramidal shape with a smooth grey bark.
I was surprised, after a long hard winter, to find the Ginkgo trees still alive and gaining growth.
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.