Definition of Tree of the gods

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 Heaven
Group relationships: Genus Ailanthus
Generic synonyms: Ailanthus

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Of The Gods

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
tree of knowledge
tree of the gods (current term)
tree onion
tree pangolin
tree pangolins
tree pipit
tree pipits
tree poppy
tree rat
tree rats
tree ring
tree sap
tree shrew
tree sloth
tree sparrow
tree squirrel

Literary usage of Tree of the gods

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

1. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1863)
"... whilst the Deodar—which, from its stately growth and from the reverence paid to it in Northern India, where its name signifies the ' tree of the gods,' ..."

2. Archaeologia Cambrensis by Cambrian Archaeological Association, Thomas Rowland Powel, Donald Moore (1863)
"Thus the symbol of the world is a tree; but, moreover, it is the tree of life, the genealogical tree of the gods, and of men, who are born and grow up under ..."

3. Primitive Traditional History: The Primitive History and Chronology of India by James Francis Katherinus Hewitt (1907)
"... which grows at the gate of heaven, and the Shen t'ao, or Peach-tree of the Gods, which grows near the palace of Si Wang Mu, the West Queen Mother 2. ..."

4. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1862)
"It is called " the divine tree," the tree of the gods, and of whatever is good and desirable, and it grows in the terrestial paradise. ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1887)
"In the Himalaya, where the Pipal does not grow, a species of pine, the Deodar, "tree of the gods,"ls held sacred, iind groves of it arc planted around the ..."

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