Definition of tree of heaven in English:

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tree of heaven

Pronunciation: /ˌtrē əv ˈhevən/

noun

A fast-growing Chinese ailanthus that is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
  • Ailanthus altissima, family Simaroubaceae.
Example sentences
  • Two hundred years ago, a Philadelphia gardener imported the Chinese tree of heaven, and Chinese immigrants later introduced it on the West Coast.
  • The tree of heaven opposite the church of Saints Peter and Paul was still entombed deep inside its branches but the faintest yellow-green fuzz had begun to blur the outline of willows on the banks of the River Vistula.
  • This is a tree of heaven, aolanthus artissima, and this one's from China.

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Syllabification: tree of heav·en

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