Definition of keaki in English:


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Pronunciation: /keɪˈɑːki
, keɪˈaki/


A Japanese tree of the elm family, which is cultivated as an ornamental, for its timber, and as a bonsai tree.
  • Zelkova serrata, family Ulmaceae
More example sentences
  • Figure 1 is a leaf from the keaki tree, Zelcova nervosa, from the Green River Formation.
  • Okei-san's gravesite, a large keaki tree, and the Ranch House where the colonists used to reside are all that remain of the Wakamatsu colony today; they are located on private property beside the Gold Trail School.
  • Keaki wood is valued in Japan and used often for furniture, such as tansu.



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