tree of heaven

noun phrase

Definition of tree of heaven

: a Chinese ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima synonym A. glandulosa) that has foliage similar to that of the sumacs, has ill-scented staminate flowers, and is grown as a shade and ornamental tree

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1845

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tree of heaven

noun tree of heav·en \ -ˈhev-ən \

medical Definition of tree of heaven

: an Asian tree of the genus Ailanthus (A. glandulosa) widely grown as a shade and ornamental tree and having bark that has been used as a tonic, purgative, and anthelmintic

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