neem tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n neem tree 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Neem tree (Bot) An Asiatic name for Melia Azadirachta, and Melia Azedarach. See Margosa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. nīm,

Usage

In literature:

My elder sister Uma and I were seated in the early morning under a NEEM tree in our Gorakhpur compound.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The neem tree seeds afford a very clear or bitter oil, used for burning.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
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