noun. any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus.
- angiospermous tree
- genus Ailanthus
- flowering tree
- tree of heaven
- tree of the gods
- Ailanthus (Latin)
Example sentences of the word ailanthus
1. Noun, singular or mass
Some trees, such as the box elder, have trifoliate compound leaves, while others, such as the black walnut and ailanthus, have compound leaves with many more leaflets.
Girdle a large ailanthus tree during spring when it is actively growing.