ailanthus


ailanthus
ailanthus [ā lan′thəs]
n.
pl. ailanthuses [ModL, altered (by assoc. with Gr anthos, flower) < ai lanit, lit., tree of heaven, the name in a language of Moluccas, Indonesia]
any tree or shrub of a genus (Ailanthus) of the quassia family, having pointed leaflets, fine-grained wood, and clusters of small, greenish flowers with an unpleasant odor: see TREE OF HEAVEN
ailanthic
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.