from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous Asian tree (Melia azedarach), widely cultivated and naturalized in the southern United States and having bipinnately compound leaves, clusters of purplish flowers, and yellow, globose, poisonous fruits. Also called China tree.
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- n. Melia azedarach, a deciduous tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae, native to India, southern China and Australia.
- n. The fruit of such a tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by native Americans.
- n. a tree of N India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern US as a shade tree.
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- 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
- n. evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
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