See also: ginkgo and gingko

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From Japanese 銀杏, from Chinese 銀杏 (yínxìng) "silver apricot". The same characters as in Chinese are used in Japanese, where they appear as though they could be read ginkyō. Ginkgo is the name that is printed in Amoenitatum exoticarum politico-physico-medicarum Fasciculi V [...] (1712) authored by Engelbert Kaempfer, the first Westerner to see the species. This was read by Carl Linnaeus, and the misspelling stuck.

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Ginkgo f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Ginkgoaceae – gymnosperm trees with fan-shaped leaves, the sole known surviving genus of order Ginkgophyta with only one accepted surviving species, Ginkgo biloba.

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Ginkgo m (genitive Ginkgos, plural Ginkgos)

  1. ginkgo (tree)

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