pl. Ginkgoes (#).
[Chin., silver fruit.]
A large ornamental tree (Ginkgo biloba) from China and Japan, belonging to the Yew suborder of Conifer. Its leaves are so like those of some maidenhair ferns, that it is also called the
A division of trees comprising the ginkgos. In some systems it is classified as a class (Ginkgopsida) and in others as a subdivision (Ginkgophytina or Ginkgophyta); used in some classifications for one of five subdivisions of Gymnospermophyta.
Syn. -- Ginkgopsida, class Ginkgopsida, subdivision Ginkgophytina.
A commercial establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter; a barroom; -- a disparaging term suggesting a cheap or disreputable bar.
Syn. -- barroom, bar-room, bar, saloon, taproom.
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