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

First Known Use of tree of heaven

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Tree of heaven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20of%20heaven. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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tree of heaven

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tree of heav·​en | \ -ˈhev-ən How to pronounce tree of heaven (audio) \

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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