neem

[ neem ]
/ nim /

a product of the seeds of a tropical tree, Azadirachta indica, of the mahogany family, that disrupts reproduction in insects, used as an insecticide.
Also called neem tree, nim tree, margosa. the tree itself.

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Origin of neem

1805–15; <Hindi nīm<Sanskrit nimba
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British Dictionary definitions for neem

neem
/ (niːm) /

noun

a large tree of India, Azadirachta indica, all parts of which are useful to man: the leaves act as a natural pesticide, the fruit and seeds yield a medicinal oil, the bark is used to make a tonic, and the trunk exudes a gum

Word Origin for neem

C19: from Hindi nīm, from Sanskrit nimba
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