Azedarach A*zed"a*rach, azederach azederach, n. [F. az['e]darac, Sp. acederaque, Pers. [=a]z[=a]ddirakht noble tree.] 1. (Bot.) a handsome tree ({Melia azedarach}) of the mahogany family, native to Northern India and China, having long clusters of fragrant purple blossoms and small ornamental but inedible yellow fruits. It has been naturalized as a shade tree and is common in the southern United States; -- called also, {chinaberry}, {China tree}, {Pride of India}, {Pride of China}, and {Bead tree}.

Syn: chinaberry, chinaberry tree, China tree, Persian lilac, pride-of-India, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia azedarach [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. (Med.) The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a cathartic and emetic. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • azedarach — ● azedarach nom masculin Nom spécifique d une méliacée ornementale, usuellement nommée lilas des Indes ou arbre aux chapelets. ⇒AZÉDARAC(H), (AZÉDARAC, AZÉDARACH)subst. masc. BOT. Arbuste de la famille des Méliacées, originaire de l Inde, de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • azedarach — [ə zed′ə rak΄] n. [< Fr azédarac < Sp acedaraque < Ar āzādirakht < Pers azād diräḥt, lit., free tree] 1. the chinaberry tree 2. the bark of this tree, formerly used as a cathartic, emetic, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Azédarach — Melia azedarach Melia azedarach …   Wikipédia en Français

  • azedarach — noun a) An Asiatic tree (Melia azedarach), common in the southern United States b) The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a cathartic and emetic Syn: chinaberry, Pride of India, Pride of China, bead tree …   Wiktionary

  • azedarach — noun 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,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • azedarach — azed·a·rach (ə zedґə rak″) Melia azedarach …   Medical dictionary

  • azedarach — a·zè·da·rach s.f.inv. TS pianta asiatica tropicale del genere Melia (Melia azedarach) caratterizzata da semi sferici e durissimi utilizzati per fare, spec. un tempo, corone di rosari, e dalla quale si ricavava un olio usato come lenitivo …   Dizionario italiano

  • azedarach — /euh zed euh rak /, n. chinaberry. [1745 55; < NL < F azédarac Pers azad dirakht noble tree] * * * …   Universalium

  • azedarach — azed·a·rach …   English syllables

  • azedarach — /əˈzɛdəræk/ (say uh zeduhrak) noun → white cedar (def. 1). {French azédarac, from Persian āzād dirakht noble tree} …   Australian English dictionary

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