tree of heaven

tree of heaven
an Asiatic tree (Ailanthus altissima) having foliage similar to that of the sumacs and ill-scented staminate flowers, much used in traditional Chinese medicine, but considered invasive and often subject to control efforts.
Syn: Ailanthus, altissima, Chinese sumac, stinking chun, heavenwood, paradise tree, varnish tree, ghetto palm, copal tree, stink tree, ashcan tree

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  • Tree of heaven — Tree Tree (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre[ o], tre[ o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio, Icel. tr[=e], Dan. tr[ae], Sw. tr[ a], tr[ a]d, Goth. triu, Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a tree,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tree of heaven — n. a fast growing ailanthus (Ailanthus altissima), native to China but widely cultivated in the U.S. as a shade tree …   English World dictionary

  • tree of heaven — an Asiatic tree, Ailanthus altissima, having large oblong leaves and rank smelling flowers, often planted as a shade tree. Also called stinkweed. [1835 45] * * * Rapid growing tree (Ailanthus altissima) in the quassia family (Simaroubaceae),… …   Universalium

  • tree-of-heaven — aukštasis ailantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Simarubinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Ailanthus altissima), paplitęs rytų Azijoje (Kinijoje). atitikmenys: lot. Ailanthus altissima angl. ailanthus; China sumac;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tree-of-heaven — ailantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Simarubinių (Simaroubaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Ailanthus). atitikmenys: lot. Ailanthus angl. tree of heaven vok. Götterbaum rus. айлант lenk. ailant; bożodrzew …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • tree-of-heaven — tree of heav·en (trēʹəv hĕvʹən) n. A deciduous, rapidly growing tree (Ailanthus altissima) native to China, having sweetish fetid male flowers and widely planted in the United States as a street tree because of its resistance to pollution,… …   Universalium

  • tree of heaven — tree of heav·en hev ən n an Asian tree of the genus Ailanthus (A. glandulosa) widely grown as a shade and ornamental tree and having bark that has been used as a tonic, purgative, and anthelmintic …   Medical dictionary

  • tree of heaven — tree′ of heav′en n. pln See under ailanthus • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • tree of heaven — 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 • Syn: ↑tree of the gods, ↑Ailanthus altissima • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree of heaven — noun a tall, fast growing Chinese tree, cultivated as an ornamental and shade tree. [Ailanthus altissima.] …   English new terms dictionary

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