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ai·lan·thus  audio  (-lnths) KEY 

NOUN:
Any of several deciduous Asian trees of the genus Ailanthus, especially the tree-of-heaven.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin Ailanthus, genus name, alteration (influenced by Greek anthos, flower), of Ambonese ai lanto, tree of heaven ai, tree + lanto, heaven


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