Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian tree, Azadirachta Indica (Melia Azadirachta). Its fruit yields a concrete fixed oil. Also called nim or neem.
- n. neem (tree)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. 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
“The herbal products that have been known to cause such problems include comfrey; mat tea; gordolobo herbal tea; Chinese herb preparations such as jin bu huan; germander; chaparral leaf; and margosa oil.”
“She was helping me with a Bengali primer, what time I could spare my gaze from the near-by parrots eating ripe margosa fruit.”
“On this fan they spread a few margosa leaves and go from door to door singing, Lady frog must have her bath.”
“The neem-tree is better known, perhaps, as the margosa.”
“The margosa (_Azadirachta Indica_), the satin wood, the Ceylon oak, and the tamarind and ebony, are examples of the larger trees; and in the extreme north and west the Palmyra palm takes the place of the coco-nut, and not only lines the shore, but fills the landscape on every side with its shady and prolific groves.”
“The tragedy began on a bright, lovely autumn morning, with a light breeze blowing through the towering tamarind and margosa trees in the sprawling compound at 1 Safdarjang Road in New”
“Prior to nightfall, the margosa or kohomba leaves, are burnt in the verandah so the smoke will deter the mosquitoes that now are a nuisance and not infectious.”
“The general procedure is to give an enema with lukewarm or margosa water.”
“The rich and potent margosa oil is obtained from crushing the ripe seeds.”
“On this fan they spread a few margosa leaves and go from door to door singing, "Lady frog must have her bath.”
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