ailanthus definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Modern Latin altered (by associated, association with Classical Greek anthos, flower) ; from ai lanit, literally , tree of heaven, the name in a language of Moluccas, Indonesia
- ailanthic adjective
ailanthus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: New Latin Ailanthus, genus name, alteration (influenced by Greek anthos, flower) of Ambonese ai lanto, tree of heaven : ai, tree + lanto, heaven.