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azedarach


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Azedarach  \A*zed"a*rach\,  n.  [F.  az['e]darac,  Sp  acederaque 
  Pers.  [=a]z[=a]ddirakht  noble  tree.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  handsome  Asiatic  tree  ({Melia  azedarach}),  common 
  in  the  southern  United  States;  --  called  also  {Pride  of 
  India},  {Pride  of  China},  and  {Bead  tree}. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  The  bark  of  the  roots  of  the  azedarach,  used  as  a 
  cathartic  and  emetic. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  azedarach 
  n  :  tree  of  northern  India  and  China  having  purple  blossoms  and 
  small  inedible  yellow  fruits;  naturalized  in  the  southern 
  United  States  as  a  shade  tree  [syn:  {chinaberry},  {chinaberry 
  tree},  {China  tree},  {Persian  lilac},  {pride-of-India},  {azederach}, 
  {Melia  azederach},  {Melia  azedarach}] 




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