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tree of heaven

n.
A deciduous, rapidly growing tree (Ailanthus altissima) native to China, having compound leaves and strong-smelling flowers, and widely planted as a street tree.

tree of heaven

n
(Plants) another name for ailanthus

ai•lan•thus

(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tree of heaven - deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowerstree of heaven - 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
genus Ailanthus - small genus of east Asian and Chinese trees with odd-pinnate leaves and long twisted samaras
ailanthus - any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus
Translations

tree of heaven

nalbero del paradiso
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