ailanthus

noun
ai·​lan·​thus | \ā-ˈlan(t)-thəs \

Definition of ailanthus 

: any of a small Asian genus (Ailanthus of the family Simaroubaceae, the ailanthus family) of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark, pinnate leaves, and terminal panicles of ill-scented greenish flowers especially : tree of heaven

First Known Use of ailanthus

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ailanthus

New Latin, from Kamarian (Austronesian language of the Piru Bay region, Seram) ai lanito, literally, the sky tree, or from a cognate phrase in a related central Moluccan language

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ailanthus

noun
ai·​lan·​thus | \ā-ˈlan(t)-thəs, ī- \

Medical Definition of ailanthus 

1 capitalized : a small genus of chiefly tropical Asian trees and shrubs (family Simaroubaceae) with bitter bark, pinnate leaves, and terminal panicles of ill-scented greenish flowers especially : tree of heaven

2 : a tree of the genus Ailanthus

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