[ uh-zed-uh-rak ]
/ əˈzɛd əˌræk /


Origin of azedarach

1745–55; < New Latin < French azédaracPersian āzād dirakht noble tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for azedarach

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

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
  • Margosa oil is obtained from the seeds of Melia azedarach, a tree which is found in most parts of India and Burma.

British Dictionary definitions for azedarach


/ (əˈzɛdəˌræk) /


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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