maidenhair tree


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ginkgo \Gink"go\, n.; pl. Ginkgoes. [Chin., silver fruit.]
   (Bot.)
   A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and
   Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Conifer[ae]. Its
   leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is
   also called the maidenhair tree.
   [1913 Webster] Ginkgophytina
   Ginkgophyta
.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

maidenhair tree \maidenhair tree\ n.
   A deciduous dioecious gymnospermous Chinese tree ({Ginkgo
   biloba}) having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds,
   also called the ginkgo; it exists almost exclusively in
   cultivation esp. as an ornamental street tree.
   [WordNet 1.5]
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