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Pronunciation: (ging'kō, jing'-), [key]
pl. -goes.

a large shade tree, Ginkgo biloba, native to China, having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy seeds with edible kernels: the sole surviving species of the gymnosperm family Ginkgoaceae, which thrived in the Jurassic Period, and existing almost exclusively in cultivation. Also,ging'ko.Also called maidenhair-tree.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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