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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of trees, natural order Simarubaceæ.
  • noun [lowercase] A tree of the genus Ailantus, or the genus collectively: as, the ailantus, when once established, is difficult to eradicate.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of beautiful trees, natives of the East Indies. The tree imperfectly diœcious, and the staminate or male plant is very offensive when blossom.

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  • proper noun Alternative form of Ailanthus.

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