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tree of heaven


noun

an Asiatic tree, Ailanthus altissima, having large oblong leaves and rank-smelling flowers, often planted as a shade tree.

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Nearby words

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Origin of tree of heaven

First recorded in 1835–45
Also called stinkweed.
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British Dictionary definitions for tree of heaven

tree of heaven


noun

another name for ailanthus
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