Ailanto

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ailanto ēl-an′to a lofty and beautiful tree, native to South-eastern Asia, but grown to shade public walks in France and Italy. Its leaves give food to a species of silkworm—it is sometimes called the Vernis du Japon, or Japan Varnish, apparently by confusion with certain species of Rhus
    • Ailanto Also Ailan′tus
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