Definition of Nim tree
1. Noun. Large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia.
Group relationships: Azadirachta, Genus Azadirachta
Terms within: Neem Seed
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nim Tree
Literary usage of Nim tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Religion and Folk-lore of Northern India by William Crooke (1896)
"... and on their New Year's Day it is considered essential for every Hindu to worship the nim tree and to eat its leaves mixed with pepper and sugar, ..."
2. The Indian Forester (1898)
"Annual Rings in the nim tree. In Gamble's Manual of Timbers it is remarked that it is cot known whether the rings in the wood of the nim tree (Melia indica) ..."
3. The Antiquary (1906)
"The leaves of the nim- tree, which are very bitter to the taste, are stated by a correspondent of the Indian Antiquary (October, 1900) to be chewed at ..."
4. The Foreign Missionary (1854)
"And having taken a leaf of the nim tree and a kernel of barley, ... At the door of the house under a stone is now put a branch of the nim tree and a few ..."
5. The Land of Idols: Or, Talks with Young People about India by John J. Pool (1894)
"The nim tree, which is a great favourite in India, supplies the chief part of the wood ... Images of Vishnu are made from the nim tree; also images of Siva, ..."
6. The Legends of the Panjâb by Richard Carnac Temple (1884)
"825 " Husking the rice we bend our heads, O camel-rider : We are slaves of the pestle. Her house is by the nim tree, O camel-rider. Go and sec. ..."
7. The Tribes and Castes of the North-western Provinces and Oudh by William Crooke (1896)
"The word means "the sun in a nim tree/' a curious designation, which is thus explained, "The founder of the sect, an ascetic by name ..."
8. Remarks on the uses of some of the bazaar medicines and common medical by Edward John Waring (1883)
"... into a thick paste: this, spread on a rag, should be applied to the part, and renewed twice daily. 258. nim tree or Margosa. Azadirachta Indica, Juts. ..."