Definition of Melia azadirachta
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Melia Azadirachta
Literary usage of Melia azadirachta
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The timber trees, timber and fancy woods, as also, the forests of India and by Edward Balfour (1870)
"Nevertheless, Dr. Gibson thus notices the " melia azadirachta," or " Neem." The garden Neem ; " our Melia sempervirens," I take to be the one here meant. ..."
2. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus by Richard Francis Burton (1852)
"The Ameer was affected, so was the crowd; each man mentally comparing Kakoo and his own picture of the melia azadirachta, detrimentally to the former. ..."
3. A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar by Francis Hamilton, East India Company (1870)
"Botanical terms in the Tamul language. that grow spontaneously are, the Melia azadirachta and the Robinia mitis; the last of which nourishes both on the ..."