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Related to chinaberry: Melia azedarach
A deciduous Asian tree (Melia azedarach), widely cultivated and naturalized in the southern United States, having bipinnately compound leaves, lavender flowers, and poisonous yellow fruit. Also called China tree.
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) Also called: China tree or azedarach a spreading Asian meliaceous tree, Melia azedarach, widely grown in the US for its ornamental white or purple flowers and beadlike yellow fruits
2. (Plants) another name for soapberry
3. (Plants) the fruit of any of these trees
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.||chinaberry - evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans|
|2.||chinaberry - 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, China tree
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