Etymology
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ailanthus (n.)

"tree of heaven," type of fast-growing weed-tree native to China, brought to Europe and America in 18c.; 1807, Modern Latin, from Amboyna Malay (Austronesian) ailanto, said to mean "tree of the gods." The spelling was altered by influence of Greek anthos "flower" (for which see anther).

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Definitions of ailanthus

ailanthus (n.)
any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus;
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