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azedarach

[ uh-zed-uh-rak ]
/ əˈzɛd əˌræk /
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noun

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Origin of azedarach

1745–55; <New Latin <French azédarac ≪ Persian āzād dirakht noble tree
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azedarach
/ (əˈzɛdəˌræk) /

noun

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

Word Origin for azedarach

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