Definitions for ailanthuseɪˈlæn θəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ai•lan•thuseɪˈlæn θəs(n.)(pl.)-thus•es.

  1. any of several wide-spreading trees of the genus Ailanthus, of the quassia family, with long leaves and dense flower clusters, esp. A. altissima

    Category: Plants

    Ref: ( tree of heaven )

Origin of ailanthus:

1788; < NL Ailantus, Ailanthus < Central Moluccan ai lanit(o), ai lanit(e)=ai tree, wood +lanit sky

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ailanthus(noun)

    any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus

Wiktionary

  1. ailanthus(Noun)

    Any of several deciduous Asiatic trees, of the genus Ailanthus, including the tree of heaven

  2. Origin: From Ailanthus, from Ambonese ai lanto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ailanthus(noun)

    same as Ailantus

Freebase

  1. Ailanthus

    Ailanthus is a genus of trees belonging to the family Simaroubaceae, in the order Sapindales. The genus is native from east Asia south to northern Australasia.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ailanthus

    A plant genus of the family SIMAROUBACEAE. Members contain ailantinols and other quassinoids.

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