Definition of neem in English:


Syllabification: neem
Pronunciation: /nēm


  • A tropical Old World tree that yields mahoganylike timber, oil, medicinal products, and insecticide. Also called margosa.
    • Azadirachta indica, family Meliaceae
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    • For instance, in the International Airport area, trees such as neem, tamarind, casuarina and ficus, which absorb sound extremely well, are recommended.
    • You may find some help from a product containing neem, malathion or dormant oil.
    • On one side was the semul tree, the branches of the chameli adorned the verandah, the kachnar and mango trees in front, an all-season lemon tree and of course, the neem.


early 19th century: via Hindi from Sanskrit nimba.

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