neem definition

  • noun:
    • A tall, frequently evergreen East Indian tree (Azadirachta indica) widely cultivated in exotic Asia for its wood, resin, bitter bark, and aromatic seed oil, used medicinally so that as an insecticide.
    • a large, mainly evergreen tree from Asia, Azadirachta indica, whose seeds yield the insecticide azadirachtin
    • An East Indian tree, the margosa.
    • big semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk area exudes a tenacious gum; sour bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; occasionally put in genus Melia

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