from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The gingko or maidenhair-tree of Japan, Ginkgo biloba. It is cultivated partly for its fruits, the kernels of which are eaten, but principally for the adornment of temple courts and cemeteries. Its wood is of a bright-yellowish color, fine-grained, capable of polish, tender and easily broken, and therefore not so highly prized as the woods of many other native trees.


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  • The Japanese characters [i/gin][cho:/nan/kyo:] can be read two ways: as icho:, they refer to the tree; as ginnan, to the fruit. ENGLISH SPELLING. 2004

  • He pointed to the mass of interlacing roots of some huge _icho [u] _ rising from the ground above.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House), Retold from the Japanese Originals Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 2

  • At the _icho [u] _ tree the fugitives were overtaken.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • The icho trees stood like pyramids of gold; and suzuki grass upon the hillsides brushed a cloudless blue sky with silken fingers.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa

  • Certain bands of the hair in this coiffure bore a resemblance in form to icho-leaves.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series Lafcadio Hearn 1877

  • The samurai girls used to wear their hair in the true Ichogaeshi manner the name is derived from the icho-tree (Salisburia andiantifolia), whose leaves have a queer shape, almost like that of a duck's foot.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan Second Series Lafcadio Hearn 1877

  • Prejudice, ignorance, hatred cannot prevail over forces of light and goodness. charira icho on April 4, 2010, 3: 08 pm

    Guardian Online 2010

  • Lol I wld rather sleep but my nana will turn in her grave if i say no to my man so the quicker the better. kwedu kumusha hapana anobvumidzwa kuramba. atete vakazvinzwa unombodainzwa kumba. icho chimtsa matako ndizvo zvachinoda. chinotoita kunge kushort time morning glory is the best sex u can ever have!

    Zimbabwe Telegraph and ZimDaily Forums 2009

  • Por lo que atravesó dificultades para lograr tener este negocio, como fue la poca afluencia de clientes que ella poseía pero esto no la desanimo y cada dial icho por seguir adelante.

    Kiva Loans 2009

  • Let's see if I can break into a trot. "las knew that in this heat the carcass of icho the little antelope would decompose swiftly, and the hair would slough from the hide if it were not treated immediately.

    The Seventh Scroll Smith, Wilbur 1995


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