Zelkova meaning

A kind of tree in the elm family (genus Zelkova).
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Origin of zelkova

  • Borrowed 1893 from New Latin (genus name) from Russian дзельква (dzelʹkva, “tree, wood”), from a Caucasian language, possibly Georgian ძელქვა (jelk’va), possibly from ძელი ქვა (jeli k’va, “corbel, beam stone”), from ძელი (jeli, “beam”) + ქვა (k’va, “stone”).
    From Wiktionary