Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

Hindi nīm, from Sanskrit nimbaḥ.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi नीम (nīm), from Sanskrit निम्ब (nimba). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One researcher has called the neem scene an "uncharted jungle" of miscellaneous assertions, disconnected details, and limitless possibilities.

    2 The Reality

  • It is so good for this purpose that a 1968 United Nations report called a neem plantation in northern Nigeria "the greatest boon of the century" to the local inhabitants.

    1 The Vision

  • The idea is simple: make high quality body care products out of this awesome plant called the neem tree and then sell them here in the United States.

    Think Relevance

  • -- also known as neem -- have seeds with high oil content.

    GEN News Highlights

  • Enforcement activities will significantly increase the demand for effective, selective pesticides with low toxicity and low persistence, such as neem-based pesticides, which are suitable for organic farming and also for IPM concepts.

    5. Summary and Outlook

  • Governmental organisations should assist the creation of proper frame conditions to make use of the new resource "neem" in the form of training, education, awareness-raising, and also research.

    5. Summary and Outlook

  • One reason for some disappointment lies in the fact that "neem" does not always mean the same thing.

    1. Introduction

  • This has put pressure on agricultural producers to look for alternatives to synthetic pesticides, such as neem-based pesticides.

    1. Introduction

  • The "neem" which our mothers and grandmothers have used for centuries as a pesticide and fungicide has been patented for these uses by W.R. Grace, another

    Monocultures, Monopolies, Myths And The Masculinisation Of Agriculture

  • Raise pest-repellent plants such as neem and marigold near the animal housing.

    Chapter 15

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