zelkova

[zel-kuh-vuh, zel-koh-]

noun

any of several trees of the genus Zelkova, native to Asia, related to and resembling the elms.

Origin of zelkova

< New Latin (1841) < Russian dzélʾkva, dzélʾkova, presumably < a language of Transcaucasia, where the tree is native
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