noun Etymology: New Latin, from Russian zel'kova, zel'kva, from Georgian dzelkva Date: circa 1890 a tall widely spreading Japanese tree (Zelkova serrata) of the elm family that is often used as an ornamental and shade tree in place of the American elm because of its resistance to Dutch elm disease

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  • Zelkova — Zelkova …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zelkova — (Z. Spach.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Ulmaceae; Art: kerbblätterige Zelkovaulme (Z. crenata), in Nordamerika u. am Südkaukasus, auch im mittleren Europa im Freien ausdauernd …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Zelkova —   Zelkova …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zelkova — Taxobox name = Zelkova image width = 240px image caption = Zelkova serrata regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Ulmaceae genus = Zelkova genus authority = Spach subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • Zelkova — Zelkova …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zelkova — Zelkoven Japanische Zelkove (Zelkova serrata) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • zelkova — /zel keuh veuh, zel koh /, n. any of several trees of the genus Zelkova, native to Asia, related to and resembling the elms. [ < NL (1841) < Russ dzél kva, dzél kova, presumably < a language of Transcaucasia, where the tree is native] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Zelkova — ID 89597 Symbol Key ZELKO8 Common Name zelkova Family Ulmaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution GA, OH, PA Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • zelkova — noun A kind of tree in the elm family (genus Zelkova). Syn: Caucasian elm, Japanese elm, keaki, keyaki, kiaki …   Wiktionary

  • zelkova — ● zelkowa ou zelkova nom masculin Grand arbre rustique, voisin de l orme et aux mêmes usages, très décoratif, introduit en France au début du XVIIIe s …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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