Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as ailantus.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Simaroubaceae — A small group of trees native to Asia, some now invasive elsewhere.

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  • noun any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus

Etymologies

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From New Latin Ailanthus, from Ambonese ai lanto ("tree (of) heaven")

Examples

  • This is also a great time to inventory the wood lot for downed trees, missed grape vines and invasive specie, such as Ailanthus, needing attention.

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  • Teresa: ...how the consequences of letting retailers use recorded music as a loss leader reduced the once-complex ecology of the music business to Bermuda grass, kudzu, purple loosestrife, Ailanthus altissimus, cockroaches, pigeons, and albino sewer alligators.

    Making Light: A music exec's take on the Macmillan/Amazon throwdown

  • One way to understand Susan Pivar's article is that she's describing how the consequences of letting retailers use recorded music as a loss leader reduced the once-complex ecology of the music business to Bermuda grass, kudzu, purple loosestrife, Ailanthus altissimus, cockroaches, pigeons, and albino sewer alligators.

    Making Light: A music exec's take on the Macmillan/Amazon throwdown

  • Water dispersal as an additional pathway to invasions by the primarily wind-dispersed tree Ailanthus altissima.

    Seed dispersal

  • An interesting case of secondary dispersal involves the invasive species '' Ailanthus altissima '' (Simaroubaceae), which is typically wind-dispersed.

    Seed dispersal

  • Oudolf has made some knowing winks to New York City's indigenous (or ubiquitous) plant life, including his use of sumac, a shrub with compound leaves reminiscent of Ailanthus altissima, the weedlike "tree of heaven" apostrophized in Betty Smith's best-selling novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn of 1943 as an archetypal urban survivor accustomed to the toughest settings.

    Up in the Park

  • Common lowland deciduous trees in eastern Java and Bali are Homalium tomentosum, Albizia lebbekoides, Acacia leucophloea, A. tomentosa, Bauhinia malabarica, Cassia fistula, Dillenia pentagyna, Tetrameles nudiflora, Ailanthus integrifolia, and Phyllanthus emblica.

    Eastern Java-Bali rain forests

  • Common lowland deciduous trees found in eastern Java and Bali are Homalium tomentosum, Albizia lebbekoides, Acacia leucophloea, A. tomentosa, Bauhinia malabarica, Cassia fistula, Dillenia pentagyna, Tetrameles nudiflora, Ailanthus integrifolia, and Phyllanthus emblica.

    Western Java rain forests

  • Invasive species constitute an important threat, mainly at the lowest altitudes of laurisilva distribution, where species of Acacia, Hedychium gardnerianum and Pittosporum undulatum, Ailanthus altissima, and Acer pseudoplatanus are widely distributed.

    Madeira evergreen forests

  • Common lowland deciduous trees in eastern Java and Bali are Homalium tomentosum, Albizia lebbekoides, Acacia leucophloea, A. tomentosa, Bauhinia malabarica, Cassia fistula, Dillenia pentagyna, Tetrameles nudiflora, Ailanthus integrifolia, and Phyllanthus emblica.

    Eastern Java-Bali montane rain forests

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