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 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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  • Bead tree — Bead Bead (b[=e]d), n. [OE. bede prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to D. bede, G. bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, G. bitten to ask, and perh. to Gr. pei qein to persuade, L. fidere to trust. Beads are used by the Roman Catholics… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • bead tree — melija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melijinių (Meliaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Melia). atitikmenys: lot. Melia angl. bead tree vok. Paradiesbaum; Paternosterbaum; Zedarachbaum rus. мелия lenk. bez; cedrak; melia; miodla …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • bead tree — noun small tree of West Indies and northeastern Venezuela having large oblong pointed leaflets and panicles of purple flowers; seeds are black or scarlet with black spots • Syn: ↑jumby bean, ↑jumby tree, ↑Ormosia monosperma • Hypernyms: ↑necklace …   Useful english dictionary

  • bead tree — type of tree in the mahogany family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bead tree. — See Barbados pride (def. 1). [1660 70; so called from its bright scarlet seeds, used for necklaces] * * * …   Universalium

  • bead tree. — See Barbados pride (def. 1). [1660 70; so called from its bright scarlet seeds, used for necklaces] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian bead tree — kininė melija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Melia azedarach), paplitęs rytų ir pietų Azijoje ir Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Melia azedarach angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Bead — (b[=e]d), n. [OE. bede prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to D. bede, G. bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, G. bitten to ask, and perh. to Gr. pei qein to persuade, L. fidere to trust. Beads are used by the Roman Catholics to count… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bead and butt — Bead Bead (b[=e]d), n. [OE. bede prayer, prayer bead, AS. bed, gebed, prayer; akin to D. bede, G. bitte, AS. biddan, to ask, bid, G. bitten to ask, and perh. to Gr. pei qein to persuade, L. fidere to trust. Beads are used by the Roman Catholics… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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