from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pride-of-India, Melia Azedarach, a native of India, widely cultivated in warm countries for shade.
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- n. evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
- n. tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree
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