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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She said, "Did you know ginkgos are called Maidenhair Trees because they turn yellow?
One of the most notable parts of the grounds is the walled garden which, due to its sheltered location, is home to many tropical plants including palms, maidenhair trees, jasminium climbers and Chinese gooseberries.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT VARIETY Maidenhair trees come in so many varieties, you're sure to find one that fits your landscape: 'Autumn Gold', a classic variety, reaches 40 feet; leaves are more golden in fall than similar 'Saratoga'.