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  • n. An Asiatic tree (Melia azedarach), common in the southern United States, commonly called bead tree, chinaberry, etc.
  • n. The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a cathartic and emetic


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French azédarach, from Persian آزاد درخت, from آزاد + درخت, literally, "noble tree".


  • Principal threats are caused by Chromolaena odorata, Psidium guajava, Pereckia acuelata and Melia azedarach.

    Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, South Africa

  • These are Jacaranda mimosifolia, Lantana camara, syringa (Melia azedarach), and white mulberry (Morus alba).

    Southern Africa bushveld

  • (Azadirachta indica) or chinaberry (Melia azedarach) blossom nectar is harmful to honeybees, since leaves and seeds are widely used to control insects.

    9: Domestic animals

  • · Grind a handful of young or mature air-dried leaves of Melia azedarach or Cliricidia septum.

    Chapter 16

  • The latter name (not to mention neem itself) has sometimes been confused with M. azedarach, a West Asian tree commonly known as Persian lilac, bakain, dharak, or chinaberry.

    3 The Tree

  • Melia azedarach, called chinaberry or West Indian lilac, contained a number of toxic alkaloids.

    Jurassic Park

  • This species grows to a much larger size than Melia azedarach and is widely planted in Australia as a shade tree.

    Chapter 6

  • Gleditsia triacanthos, Melia azedarach, and Robinia pseudoacacia.

    Chapter 7

  • _Margosa oil_ is obtained from the seeds of _Melia azedarach_, a tree which is found in most parts of India and Burma.

    The Handbook of Soap Manufacture

  • A tree commonly planted near wells and villages in the submontane tract is the _dhrek_ (Melia azedarach, N.O. Meliaceae), which is found as far west as Persia and is often called by English people the Persian lilac.

    The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir


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