maidenhair tree


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maidenhair tree

n.
See ginkgo.

[Probably from the resemblance of its leaves to the leaflets of the fronds of the maidenhair fern.]
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maidenhair tree

n
(Plants) another name for ginkgo
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Noun1.maidenhair tree - deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seedsmaidenhair tree - deciduous dioecious Chinese tree having fan-shaped leaves and fleshy yellow seeds; exists almost exclusively in cultivation especially as an ornamental street tree
gymnospermous tree - any tree of the division Gymnospermophyta
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