Definition of Chinaberry tree
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinaberry Tree
Literary usage of Chinaberry tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"In spite of the statement that the chinaberry tree will protect against ... to be bitten while sitting under a chinaberry tree as under any other tree. ..."
2. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Vine-leaves tap my window, Dew-drops sing to the garden stones, The robin chirps in the chinaberry tree Repeating three clear tones. It is morning. ..."
3. Modern American Poetry by Louis Untermeyer (1921)
"Vine-leaves tap my window, The snail-track shines on the stones; Dew-drops flash from the chinaberry tree Repeating two clear tones. ..."
4. Reminiscences of the Civil War by John Brown Gordon (1903)
"In this vision he saw his eldest son lying on his back at the foot of a chinaberry-tree on the sidewalk in front of the home he then occupied in Elberton, ..."
5. The Second Book of Modern Verse: A Selection from the Work of by Jessie Belle Rittenhouse (1919)
"Vine leaves tap my window, The snail-track shines on the stones, Dew-drops flash from the chinaberry tree Repeating two clear tones. ..."
6. Results of Spirit Leveling in Arizona, 1899-1909, Inclusive by R. B. Marshall (1911)
"400 feet southeast of deserted cabin, copper nail in 18-inch chinaberry tree; marked " 320 " 319. 78 Richard Ellison's place (in cotton field), ..."
7. Gardening (1905)
"... of the chinaberry tree, Pride of India, etc., and probably originated in Texas. Its branches are erect and in a manner radiate from the trunk, ..."