Ginkgo

Ginkgo is a genus of highly unusual non-flowering plants. The scientific name is also used as the English name. The genus first appeared in the Permian, 250 million years ago, possibly derived from `seed ferns` of the order Peltaspermales. The rate of evolution within the genus has been slow, and almost all its species had become extinct by the .....
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Ginkgo

• (n.) A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferae. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree.
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ginkgo

<botany> A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferae. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenhair tree. ... Origin: Chin, silver fruit. ... (26 Mar 1998) ...
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ginkgo

(ging´ko) the dried leaves of the deciduous tree Ginkgo biloba, used for symptomatic relief of brain dysfunction, for intermittent claudication, and for tinnitus and vertigo of vascular origin.
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ginkgo

(Ginkgo biloba), tree that is the only living representative of the order Ginkgoales. This order included a group of gymnosperms composed of the ... [6 related articles]
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Ginkgo

(Maidenhair Tree) G. biloba, also called the Maidenhair Tree because its leaves closely resemble those of the Maidenhair Fern, is a deciduous (leaf-losing) tree that is hardy in the North. The Ginkgo hasn't been found growing in the wild, but it is thought to have originated in China. In the Orient, this tree may grow up to 100 feet high with a cir...
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Ginkgo

Gink'go noun ; plural Ginkgoes . [ Chin., silver fruit.] (Botany) A large ornamental tree ( Ginkgo biloba ) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Coniferæ . Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the maidenha...
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ginkgo

A tree native to China. Substances taken from the leaves and seeds have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. Ginkgo has been studied in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer disease, dementia, certain blood vessel diseases, and memory loss. It may cause bleeding or high blood pressure when used with certain drugs. Also ...
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ginkgo

ginkgo (ging'kō) or maidenhair tree,tall, slender, picturesque deciduous tree (Ginkgo biloba) with fan-shaped leaves. The ginkgo is native to E China, where it was revered by Buddhist monks and planted near temples. A “living fossil,” the ginkgo is the only remaining species of...
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Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba
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Ginkgo

or GINGKO Ginkgo or Gingko (also called the maidenhair tree) is a primitive seed-bearing tree (a gymnosperm ) that was common during the Mesozoic Era , but has only one existing species now. Ginkgos peaked during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This deciduous (losing its leaves in cold weather) tree has fan-shaped leaves divided into two lobes...
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ginkgo

Tree belonging to the gymnosperm (or naked-seed-bearing) division of plants. It may reach a height of 30 m/100 ft by the time it is 200 years old. (Ginkgo biloba.) The only living member of its group (Ginkgophyta), widespread in Mesozoic times (245–65 million years...
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ginkgo

[n] - deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds
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