azederach
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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  • azederach — 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

  • Melia azederach — 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

  • Melia Azederach — L. Chinaberry (E); Jacinto (P); Paraiso (C) . The poisonous fruits, used to stupefy fish, are eaten by birds. Fermented fruits are poisonous to pigs. The trees are used as living fence posts in western Panama. The plant is considered purgative… …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bead tree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • China tree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chinaberry — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melia azedarach — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pride of China — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pride of India — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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