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Pride-of-India   /praɪd-əv-ˈɪndiə/   Listen
Pride-of-India

noun
1.
Tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree.  Synonyms: azedarach, azederach, China tree, chinaberry, chinaberry tree, Melia azedarach, Melia azederach, Persian lilac.
2.
Native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers.  Synonyms: Lagerstroemia speciosa, Queen's crape myrtle.






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Words linked to "Pride-of-India" :   angiospermous tree, Melia, flowering tree, genus Melia, tree, Lagerstroemia, genus Lagerstroemia



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