Definition of Tree of heaven

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Ailanthus Altissima, Tree Of The Gods
Group relationships: Genus Ailanthus
Generic synonyms: Ailanthus

Definition of Tree of heaven

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Of Heaven

tree house
tree houses
tree hugger
tree huggers
tree kangaroo
tree kangaroos
tree kingfisher
tree kingfishers
tree lawn
tree line
tree lizard
tree lupine
tree mallow
tree martin
tree measurement sale
tree of heaven (current term)
tree of knowledge
tree of the gods
tree onion
tree pangolin
tree pangolins
tree pipit
tree pipits
tree poppy
tree rat
tree rats
tree ring
tree sap
tree shrew
tree sloth

Literary usage of Tree of heaven

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"This gigantic tree is justly called by the ancients the " Tree of Heaven." The leaves are from one and a half to six feet in length, having leaflets with ..."

2. London Trees: Being an Account of the Trees that Succeed in London, with a by Angus Duncan Webster (1920)
"Grafting is resorted to in the case of the smaller growing kinds, such as inermis and some others. Ailanthus or Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus glandulosa) tree ..."

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