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neem

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noun \ˈnēm\

Definition of neem

  1. :  a large tropical Asian tree (Azadirachta indica) of the mahogany family having a bitter bark used as a tonic and leaves and seeds that have insecticidal and antiseptic properties and yield a medicinal aromatic oil



Origin of neem

Hindi & Urdu nīm, from Sanskrit nimba


First Known Use: 1813


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