noun azed·a·rach \əˈzedəˌrak\

Definition of azedarach



  1. 1 :  chinaberry 2

  2. 2 :  the bark of the roots of the azedarach, formerly used as an emetic and anthelmintic

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Origin and Etymology of azedarach

French azédarac, from Persian āzād dirakht, literally, free or noble tree

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a brief usually trivial fact

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