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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An East Indian tree, Azadirachta Indica (Melia Azadirachta). Its fruit yields a concrete fixed oil. Also called nim or neem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

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  • noun neem (tree)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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

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