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A tall evergreen tree (Azadirachta indica) of South Asia, widely cultivated in tropical regions for its timber, resin, and aromatic seed oil, which is used medicinally and as an insecticide.
[Hindi nīm, from Sanskrit nimbaḥ.]
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(Plants) a large tree of India, Azadirachta indica, all parts of which are useful to man: the leaves act as a natural pesticide, the fruit and seeds yield a medicinal oil, the bark is used to make a tonic, and the trunk exudes a gum
[C19: from Hindi nīm, from Sanskrit nimba]
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a product of the seeds of a tropical tree, Azadirachta indica, of the mahogany family, that disrupts reproduction in insects: used as an insecticide.
[1805–15; < Indo-Aryan; compare Bengali nim, Hindi nī̃b, nīb, nīm, Skt nimba-]
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|Noun||1.||neem - 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|
neem seed - seed of neem trees; source of pesticides and fertilizer and medicinal products
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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