from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus, especially the tree-of-heaven.
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- n. Any of several deciduous Asiatic trees, of the genus Ailanthus, including the tree of heaven
New Latin Ailanthus, genus name, alteration (influenced by Greek anthos, flower) of Ambonese ai lanto, tree of heaven : ai, tree + lanto, heaven.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin Ailanthus, from Ambonese ai lanto ("tree (of) heaven") (Wiktionary)