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azedarach

[uh-zed-uh-rak]
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noun
  1. chinaberry.

Origin of azedarach

1745–55; < New Latin < French azédaracPersian āzād dirakht noble tree
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Examples from the Web for azedarach

Historical Examples

  • 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

    W. H. Simmons

  • China Tree (Melia azedarach) belongs to the same family as mahogany but is of a different genus.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for azedarach

azedarach

noun
  1. the astringent bark of the chinaberry tree, formerly used as an emetic and cathartic
  2. another name for chinaberry (def. 1)

Word Origin

C18: from French azédarac, from Persian āzād dirakht, from āzād free, noble + dirakht tree
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