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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-- (Melia Azendarach.) The China tree is a native of China, and was brought from that country to America, and is now the common yard tree of South Carolina, Georgia, and many parts of Alabama and Tennessee.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.