noun, plural ai·lan·thus·es.
- aiken, conrad,
- ailanthus silkworm,
- aileron roll,
Origin of ailanthus
Examples from the Web for ailanthus
This is the ailanthus, a large tree which you have often seen in the village, and which used to be popular as a shade-tree.Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
Once again the waving fronds of the ailanthus tree flung ghostly shadows on the walls.
The ailanthus trees were bare at that time, throwing gaunt arms upward to the November sky.
The Ailanthus, or "Tree of Heaven," is best raised in this way.Trees of the Northern United States|Austin C. Apgar
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
noun plural -thuses
Word Origin for ailanthus
"tree of heaven," 1807, Modern Latin, from Amboyna (Malay) ailanto "tree of the gods;" spelling altered by influence of Greek anthos "flower" (see anther).