noun, plural ai·lan·thus·es.
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Origin of ailanthus
OTHER WORDS FROM ailanthusai·lan·thic, adjective
Words nearby ailanthus
Example sentences from the Web for ailanthus
I called his attention to the fact that the ailanthus lives only to express itself, while the maple gives sugar.Riviera Towns|Herbert Adams Gibbons
The house at the end of the lane could be glimpsed through its grove of locusts, paper mulberry and towering ailanthus.The Stronghold|Miriam Haynie
In the Balsam Poplar the buds are large, sharp-pointed, and gummy; in the Ailanthus they cannot be seen.
Medium-sized tree (20 to 40 ft.), with Ailanthus-like leaves which turn bright red in autumn, and remain long on the tree.
Cynthia will thrive on nothing except ailanthus, though it will eat one or two other things, but not oak.