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See also: Ginkgo and gingko

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EtymologyEdit

From Chinese 銀杏 (yínxìng) "silver apricot". The same characters 銀杏 are used in Japanese (ichō) and Korean (eunhaeng). The Japanese characters used to write ginkgo look as though they could be read ginkyō, and this was the name Engelbert Kaempfer, the first Westerner to see the species in 1690, probably wrote ginkjo in his Amoenitates Exoticae (1712).[1] However, his j was misread as a g, and the misspelling stuck.

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ginkgo (plural ginkgos or ginkgoes)

  1. Ginkgo biloba, a tree native to China with small, fan-shaped leaves and edible seeds.
  2. The seed of the ginkgo tree.

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ginkgo m (plural ginkgos)

  1. ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, a tree of China)

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ginkgo m (plural ginkgos)

  1. ginkgo