noun, plural chinaberries.
a tree, Melia azedarach, of the mahogany family, native to Asia but widely planted elsewhere for its ornamental yellow fruits and long clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
Also called chinaberry tree, China tree.

1885–90, Americanism; China + berry Unabridged
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chinaberry (ˈtʃaɪnəbərɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  China tree, Also called: azedarach a spreading Asian meliaceous tree, Melia azedarach, widely grown in the US for its ornamental white or purple flowers and beadlike yellow fruits
2.  another name for soapberry
3.  the fruit of any of these trees

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