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Any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus, especially the tree of heaven.

[New Latin Ailanthus, genus name coined (perhaps with influence from Greek anthos, flower) by French botanist René Louiche Desfontaines (1750-1833) from a source in one of the Malayo-Polynesian languages of the coast and islands of Piru Bay, Seram, such as ai lanit, (term used on the south Seram coast), literally "sky tree," the tall tropical Asian tree tree Ailanthus integrifolia : ai, tree (from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kahiw; see cajeput) + lanit, sky (akin to Malay langit, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *laŋit, of Proto-Austronesian origin).]


n, pl -thuses
(Plants) an E Asian simaroubaceous deciduous tree, Ailanthus altissima, planted in Europe and North America, having pinnate leaves, small greenish flowers, and winged fruits. Also called: tree of heaven
[C19: New Latin, from native name (in Amboina) ai lanto tree (of) the gods]


(eɪˈlæn θəs)

n., pl. -thus•es.
any of several wide-spreading trees of the genus Ailanthus, of the quassia family, with long leaves and dense flower clusters, esp. A. altissima (tree of heaven), an urban shade tree.
[1788; < New Latin Ailantus, Ailanthus < Central Moluccan ai lanit(o), ai lanit(e)=ai tree, wood + lanit sky]
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Noun1.ailanthus - any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthusailanthus - any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus
genus Ailanthus - small genus of east Asian and Chinese trees with odd-pinnate leaves and long twisted samaras
Ailanthus altissima, tree of heaven, tree of the gods - deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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The area possesses a rich flora, having dominant vegetation species of Olea ferruginea, Ailanthus, Rosa indica and Euphorbia helioscopia.
Relatively few Asian trees were available for planting when the first edition of Downing's Landscape Gardening book came out in 1841, including: Ailanthus altissima, Broussonetia papyrifera, Ginkgo biloba, Gleditsia sinensis, Magnolia denudata and liliflora (and their hybrid, x soulangeana), Morus alba, Platycladus orientalis and Salix babylonica.
Proline and reactive oxygen/nitrogen species metabolism is involved in the tolerant response of the invasive plant species Ailanthus altissima to drought and salinity.
In some parts of the island Lachea the Olea europaea communities are mixed with Spartium junceum, Opuntia ficus-indica, Ailanthus altissima, in particular the latter two species often tend to alter the typical structure of the shrub community and especially to steal the habitat of indigenous communities.
Scientific name Common name Pre-1940 Trees Acer platanoides Norway maple Ailanthus altissima tree-of-heaven x Alnus glutinosa (D,K,P) black alder Morus alba (K) white mulberry x Pyrus calleryana Callery pear Ulmus pumila Siberian elm Woody vines Ampelopsis brevipedunculata porcelain berry Celastrus orbiculatus oriental bittersweet Hedera helix English ivy Lonicera japonica (D) Japanese honeysuckle Shrubs Berberis thunbergii (K) Japanese barberry x Elaeagnus angustifolia (P) Russian olive Elaeagnus umbellata (P) autumn olive Euonymus alatus burning bush Euonymus fortunei winter-creeper Fallopia japonica Japanese knotweed Frangula alnus (P?
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) dataset (Woudenberg et al, 2011) Scientific name Common name Acer negando boxelder Acer nigrum black maple Acer platanoides Norway maple Acer rubrum red maple Acer saccharinum silver maple Acer saccharum sugar maple Aesculus flava yellow buckeye Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye Ailanthus spp.
The inventory lists: Burma Mission/ Ashoka Mission ' Peepal' in Mehrauli, Dadabari Jain Mandir ' Neem' nearby, Chirag Dilli Dargah ' Khirni' near Greater Kailash, Teen Murti Bhavan ' Semal' near RCR Metro, Jawaharlal Nehru University ' Amaltas,' Lodhi Gardens ' Mango,' India Gate ' Banyan,' Raj Ghat ' Ashoka,' Gandhi Memorial ' Arjuna' and Nehru Park ' Ailanthus.
delicatula was recorded on 67 plant species, including Ailanthus altissima (Miller) Swingle (Sapindales: Simaroubaceae), Toona sinensis (A.
Classic naturopathic herbals include Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood), Artemisia tridentata (sagebrush), Allium sativum (garlic), Gentiana lutea (gentian), Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape), Zingiber officinalis (ginger), Tanacetum vulgare (tansy), Azadirachta indica (neem), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Thuja pUcata (western red cedar), Syzygium aromaticum (clove), juglans nigra (black walnut), Dysphania ambrosioides (formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides; epazote), Ailanthus altissima (Chinese tree of heaven), Quassia amara (quassia), Picrasma excelsa (Jamaican quassia), Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw), Tabebuia impetiginosa (pau d'arco), Citrus paradisi (grapefruit seed), Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin seed), and Carica papaya (papaya seed).
Sean Lennon, 39, allegedly allowed the ailanthus in his front garden to damage Gary and Addie Tomei's home.
His rhythm was present in the nursery bedroom, In the rank ailanthus of the April dooryard, In the smell of grapes on the autumn table, And the evening circle in the winter gaslight.
Su composicion es Mercurius solubilis Hahnemanni D10 consistente en mercurio amidonitrato, Heparsulfuris D8, Lachesis D12, Phytolacca americana D4, Ailanthus altissima D3, Echinacea angustifolia D3 30 mg, Atropa belladonna D4.