maidenhair tree
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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  • maidenhair tree — n. GINKGO * * * …   Universalium

  • maidenhair tree — n. GINKGO …   English World dictionary

  • maidenhair tree — noun deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree • Syn: ↑ginkgo, ↑gingko, ↑Ginkgo biloba • Hypernyms: ↑gymnospermous tree * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • maidenhair tree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maidenhair tree — A tree native to China. Substances taken from the leaves and seeds have been used in some cultures to treat certain medical problems. Maidenhair tree has been studied in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, certain blood …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • maidenhair tree — noun the ginkgo, whose leaves resemble those of the maidenhair fern …   English new terms dictionary

  • maidenhair-tree — /mayd n hair tree /, n. ginkgo. [1765 75] * * * maidˈenhair tree noun The ginkgo • • • Main Entry: ↑maiden …   Useful english dictionary

  • maidenhair-tree — /mayd n hair tree /, n. ginkgo. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • maidenhair-tree — maid′enhair tree n. pln ginkgo • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • maidenhair tree — /ˈmeɪdnhɛə tri/ (say maydnhair tree) noun → ginkgo (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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