margosa

margosa

[mahr-goh-suh]
noun
neem ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1805–15; aphetic < Portuguese amargosa, feminine of amargoso bitter

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margosa

noun
large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia [syn: neem
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