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(Plants) another name for chinaberry1
chi•na•ber•ry(ˈtʃaɪ nəˌbɛr i)
n., pl. -ries.
a tree, Melia azedarach, of the mahogany family, native to Asia but widely planted elsewhere for its ornamental yellow fruits and long clusters of fragrant purplish flowers. Also called China tree.
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|Noun||1.||China tree - evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans|
|2.||China tree - tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree|
chinaberry tree, Melia azedarach, Melia azederach, Persian lilac, pride-of-India, azedarach, azederach, chinaberry
genus Melia, Melia - type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms