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

Historical Examples of azedarach

  • Margosa oil is obtained from the seeds of Melia azedarach, a tree which is found in most parts of India and Burma.

  • 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



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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