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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pride-of-India, Melia Azedarach, a native of India, widely cultivated in warm countries for shade.

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  • noun evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
  • noun 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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