ailanthus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Kamarian (Austronesian language of the Piru Bay region, Seram) ai lanito, literally, the sky tree, or from a cognate phrase in a related central Moluccan language Date: 1807 any of a small Asian genus (Ailanthus of the family Simaroubaceae, the ailanthus family) of chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark, pinnate leaves, and terminal panicles of ill-scented greenish flowers; especially tree of heaven

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  • Ailanthus — Ailante …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ailanthus — [ā lan′thəs] n. pl. ailanthuses [ModL, altered (by assoc. with Gr anthos, flower) < ai lanit, lit., tree of heaven, the name in a language of Moluccas, Indonesia] any tree or shrub of a genus (Ailanthus) of the quassia family, having pointed… …   English World dictionary

  • Ailanthus — Ai*lan thus, n. Same as {Ailantus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ailanthus — (A. Desf.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Zanthoxyleae u. der Klasse der Terebinthineae, zur Polygamie, Monocle L. Arten: Bäume, A. glandulosa in China, A. excelsa in Ostindien heimisch, A. integrifolia …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ailanthus — Desf. (auf den Molukken Ailanto, Baum des Himmels), Gattung der Simarubazeen, hohe Bäume mit gegenständigen, unpaarig gefiederten Blättern, kleinen polygamischen Blüten in reichverzweigten, endständigen Rispen und zusammengedrückten, einsamigen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ailanthus — Desf., Götterbaum, Pflanzengattg. der Simarubazeen; A. glandulōsa Desf., in China heimisch, beliebter Zierbaum mit unpaarig gefiederten Blättern, von denen sich die Raupe des Seide liefernden Ailanthusspinners (Saturnia Cynthia) nährt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ailanthus — (n.) tree of heaven, 1807, Modern Latin, from Amboyna (Malay) ailanto tree of the gods; spelling altered by influence of Gk. anthos flower (see ANTHER (Cf. anther)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ailanthus —   Ailanthus …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ailanthus — taxobox name = Ailanthus image caption = Ailanthus altissima leaf and seeds regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Simaroubaceae genus = Ailanthus genus… …   Wikipedia

  • Ailanthus — Ailante Ailanthus altis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ailanthus — Götterbäume Götterbaum (Ailanthus altissima) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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