ginkgo means: The nut is a solitary nut that comes from the middle of an inedible maidenhair fruit tree. The nut is brightly colored when cooked, and it has delicately sweet flavors. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does ginkgo mean?

  • A deciduous, dioecious tree (Ginkgo biloba) Native to China, the fan-shaped leaves are used for herbal medicine. While the female plants produce foul-smelling, fleshy fruits that contain edible seeds for East Asian cuisines, male plants are more commonly grown to be ornamental street trees. (in Merlin Dictionary)