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pride of China

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noun
  1. the chinaberry, Melia azedarach.
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Origin of pride of China

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
Also called pride of India.
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  • The Pride-of-China tree was very abundant about the dwellings.

    The Secret Service.

    Albert D. Richardson

  • It is rendered attractive by its tall pines, live oak, and Pride-of-China trees.

    The Secret Service.

    Albert D. Richardson