See also: Ginkgo and gingko

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From Japanese 銀杏 (ginkyō), from Chinese 銀杏银杏 (yínxìng, “silver apricot”). 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. In his way of transcription ginkyo would have been Ginkjo or Ginkio but was printed as Ginkgo.[1] This was read by Carl Linnaeus, 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