to cause pain, uneasiness, or trouble to. to be unwell; feel pain; be ill: He’s been ailing for some time. Historical Examples At this instant the chief surgeon was beginning to feel the injured thigh and point out to the pupils the extent of the ail. The Mesmerist’s Victim Alexandre Dumas Weel, maybe I was […]
any tree belonging to the genus Ailanthus, of the quassia family, especially A. altissima, widely grown in cities. Historical Examples She had noticed the day before that the ailanthus was growing dusty. The Early Short Fiction of Edith Wharton, Part 1 (of 10) Edith Wharton Even the ailanthus blossoms had ceased their snow-like dropping. K […]
- Ailanthus silkworm
a green silkworm, Samia walkeri, introduced into the U.S. from China, that feeds on the leaves of the ailanthus.
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