from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall, usually evergreen East Indian tree (Azadirachta indica) widely cultivated in tropical Asia for its timber, resin, bitter bark, and aromatic seed oil, which is used medicinally and as an insecticide.
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- n. a large, mostly evergreen tree from India, Azadirachta indica, whose seeds yield the insecticide azadirachtin
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian tree, the margosa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Hindi nīm, from Sanskrit nimbaḥ.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi नीम (nīm), from Sanskrit निम्ब (nimba). (Wiktionary)