neem

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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.

Origin of neem

1805–15; < Hindi nīm < Sanskrit nimba
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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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