a big tree of genus Melia (Melia Azadirachta) present in Asia. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A very important oil is expressed from the seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from the trunk. The Melia Azedarach is a more showy tree, and is cultivated in the south united states of america, where its generally pride-of-India, Pride of Asia, or bead tree. Various parts of this tree are considered anthelmintic.
An East Indian tree, Azadirachta Indica (Melia Azadirachta). Its good fresh fruit yields a concrete fixed oil. Also known as nim or neem.
big semi-evergreen tree associated with East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; sour bark made use of as a tonic; seeds give an aromatic oil; often put in genus Melia