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neem

[neem] /nim/
1.
a product of the seeds of a tropical tree, Azadirachta indica, of the mahogany family, that disrupts reproduction in insects, used as an insecticide.
2.
Also called neem tree, nim tree, margosa. the tree itself.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Hindi nīm < Sanskrit nimba
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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

neem

/niːm/
noun
1.
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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