just like Ailantus
- any one of a number of deciduous Asian trees associated with genus Ailanthus
- Identical To Ailantus.
"tree of heaven," 1807, contemporary Latin, from Amboyna (Malay) ailanto "tree of the gods;" spelling changed by influence of Greek anthos "flower" (see anther).
tree of heaven / tree-of-heaven [Ailanthus altissima, syn.: A. glandulosa / glandulosus, A. peregrina, A. rhodoptera, Ailantus rhodoptera, Toxicodendron altissimum]
(letter.) identical to Ailantus.
A silk spinning moth, the ailanthus moth (Bombyx or Philosamia cynthia), lives on its leaves, and yields a silk more durable and cheaper than mulberry silk, but inferior to it in fineness and gloss.