tree of heaven

EnglishEdit

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NounEdit

tree of heaven (plural trees of heaven)

  1. An Asiatic tree (Ailanthus altissima) having foliage similar to that of the sumacs and ill-scented staminate flowers, much used in traditional Chinese medicine, but considered invasive and often subject to control efforts.

SynonymsEdit

  • (tree): ailanthus, Chinese sumac, stinking chun, heavenwood, paradise tree, varnish tree, ghetto palm, copal tree, stink tree, ashcan tree

See alsoEdit

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