zelkova

[ zel-kuh-vuh, zel-koh- ]
/ ˈzɛl kə və, zɛlˈkoʊ- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. zek,
  2. zeke,
  3. zelda,
  4. zelenograd,
  5. zelig,
  6. zellweger,
  7. zelos,
  8. zemindar,
  9. zemindary,
  10. zemiroth

Origin of zelkova

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

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