noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu nīm, from Sanskrit nimba Date: 1813 a large tropical Asian tree (Azadirachta indica) of the mahogany family having a bitter bark used as a tonic and leaves and seeds that have insecticidal and antiseptic properties and yield a medicinal aromatic oil

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  • neem — ● neem nom masculin Arbre à feuillage persistant, originaire de l Inde et introduit au Sahel comme arbre d alignement ou d ornement fournissant du bois de menuiserie et de chauffage et dont les graines donnent une huile utilisée en savonnerie.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • neem — /neem/ 1. a product of the seeds of a tropical tree, Azadirachta indica, of the mahogany family, that disrupts reproduction in insects, used as an insecticide. 2. Also called neem tree, nim tree, margosa. the tree itself. [1805 15; < Hindi nim <… …   Universalium

  • neem — [nēm] n. a tall, tropical evergreen tree (Azadirachta indica) of the mahogany family, cultivated, esp. in Asia, for its wood and aromatic oil (neem oil) …   English World dictionary

  • Neem — Taxobox name = Azadirachta indica image width = 240px image caption = Azadirachta indica regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta ordo = Sapindales familia = Meliaceae genus = Azadirachta species = A. indica binomial = Azadirachta indica binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Neem — Niembaum Niembaum (Azadirachta indica) Systematik Klasse: Dreifurchenpollen Zweikeimblättrige (Rosopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neem — Margousier Margousier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • neem — noun large semi evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia • Syn: ↑neem tree, ↑nim tree, ↑margosa, ↑arishth, ↑Azadirachta indica,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neem — noun /niːm/ a large, mostly evergreen tree from India, Azadirachta indica, whose seeds yield the insecticide azadirachtin He was standing at the gate, rubbing his teeth with a twig broken from a neem tree – which is what many poor people in my… …   Wiktionary

  • Neem — Es un árbol originario de la India y Birmania, que sólo vive en regiones tropicales y parecidas al tropical. Al neem también se le conoce con los nombres binomiales Antelaea azadirachta y Melia azadirachta y; con los nombres coloquiales, en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Neem — Recorded in many forms including Neame, Neem, Neames, Nemes, Nelm, Nelmes, and others, this is an English surname. It is a fused spelling of the Olde English pre 7th century residential description atten elm and hences describes somebody who… …   Surnames reference

  • neem — {{#}}{{LM N43566}}{{〓}} {{[}}neem{{]}} ‹ne·em› {{◆}}(pl. neems){{◇}} {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} Árbol milenario del que se aprovechan las semillas, las hojas y la corteza para usos terapéuticos …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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