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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental tree, Melia Azedarach.

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  • n. native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers
  • 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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