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[neem] /nim/
a product of the seeds of a tropical tree, Azadirachta indica, of the mahogany family, that disrupts reproduction in insects, used as an insecticide.
Also called neem tree, nim tree, margosa. the tree itself.
Origin of neem
1805-15; < Hindi nīm < Sanskrit nimba Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neem
  • neem oil suffocates insects and contains pesticide properties.
  • neem is so benign that it appears in some brands of toothpaste.
  • neem cake is a byproduct obtained in the solvent extraction process for neem oil.
  • The neem oil enhanced the local immune response in the uterus.
  • neem oil should not be used by pregnant women, or trying to conceive, or children.
  • neem oil is made from the leaves and bark of the neem tree native to india.
British Dictionary definitions for neem


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
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi nīm, from Sanskrit nimba
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