Definition of Melia azederach
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Melia Azederach
Literary usage of Melia azederach
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Indian Forester (1883)
"1770 Aleurites triloba, in situ (patches), ... ... 1000 melia azederach, ... ... ... 1000 Persea sp., . ..."
2. The Antananarvio Annual and Madagascar Magazine (1875)
"If it is the melia azederach it belongs originally to Persia and Syria. It is a tree that has been naturalized in various parts of the world, ..."
3. An Analytical Compendium of the Various Branches of Medical Science: For the by John Neill, Francis Gurney Smith (1861)
"... US) — Bark of the root of the melia azederach, a beautiful tree, growing in the Southern States. The bark is most powerful in the fresh state; taste, ..."
4. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1881)
"... currant, and Melia (melia azederach) in California; oleander in Utah ; English ivy in a conservatory at Ithaca, NT; ivy and "China tree1" from Dr. II. ..."
5. The Medical Formulary by Henry Beasley (1856)
"Fresh root-bark of poison-berry tree (melia azederach) 3iv, water Oij ; boil to Oj. Anthelmintic. Pose, f 3 ss every 2 or 3 hours until it produces sickness ..."