from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A deciduous, rapidly growing tree (Ailanthus altissima) native to China, having compound leaves and strong-smelling flowers, and widely planted as a street tree.
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- noun An
Asiatictree ( Ailanthus altissima) having foliage similar to that of the sumacs and ill-scented staminate flowers, much used in traditional Chinese medicine, but considered invasiveand often subject to control efforts.
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- noun deciduous rapidly growing tree of China with foliage like sumac and sweetish fetid flowers; widely planted in United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution
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