Pride of India
Margosa Mar*go"sa, n. [Pg. amargoso bitter.] (Bot.) A large tree of the genus {Melia} ({Melia Azadirachta}) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The {Melia Azedarach} is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as {Pride of India}, {Pride of China}, or {bead tree}. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic. [1913 Webster]

The margosa oil . . . is a most valuable balsam for wounds, having a peculiar smell which prevents the attacks of flies. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pride of India — Pride Pride, n. [AS. pr[=y]te; akin to Icel. pr[=y][eth]i honor, ornament, pr??a to adorn, Dan. pryde, Sw. pryda; cf. W. prydus comely. See {Proud}.] 1. The quality or state of being proud; inordinate self esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pride of India — pride of China or pride of India, = chinaberry (def. 1). (Cf. ↑chinaberry) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pride of India — may refer to::* Koelreuteria paniculata Also known as Goldenrain tree or China tree:* Lagerstroemia speciosa Also known as Giant Crape myrtle, Queen s Crape myrtle or Banabá Plant …   Wikipedia

  • pride-of-India — ☆ pride of India [prīd΄uv in′dē ə ] n. CHINABERRY (sense 1) * * * …   Universalium

  • pride-of-India — ☆ pride of India [prīd΄uv in′dē ə ] n. CHINABERRY (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • pride-of-India — puošnioji krausva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudoklinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lagerstroemia speciosa), paplitęs pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lagerstroemia speciosa angl. pride of India; queen s crape myrtle šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pride-of-India — noun 1. 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, ↑azederach, ↑azedarach …   Useful english dictionary

  • pride of India —    Inia, ilinia …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Houseboat Pride of India — (Сринагар,Индия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Dal gate Ghat N …   Каталог отелей

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