Definition of Melia azedarach
1. Noun. Tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree.
Group relationships: Genus Melia, Melia
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Melia azedarach
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1. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1855)
"Pride of India tree, (Melia, Azedarach.) The latter, when in flower, is an object of considerable merit. It grows to about thirty or forty feet high, ..."
2. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera, Jerome Beers Thomas (1901)
"Melia azedarach, L. NOM. VULG.—Paraíso (Paradise), Sp.-Fil.; Pride of India, China Tree, Eng. USES.—The root was official in the USP, 1880, ..."
3. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1892)
"The first pair of leaves in Melia azedarach is tripartite, with cuneate, cut, ... Melia azedarach, L. (fig. 238). Fio. 238.—Melia azedarach. Half nat. size. ..."
4. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"[HE Melia azedarach, in favourable situations, of thirty or forty feet, often attains a height \vith a trunk fifteen or twenty inches in diameter ; but when ..."