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neem

n. 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 tree, nim tree, margosa, arishth, Azadirachta indica, Melia Azadirachta]

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neem

n. a large, mostly evergreen tree from India, (taxlink Azadirachta indica species noshow=1), whose seeds yield the insecticide azadirachtin

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JERRY and Junia stood in the little sunlit glade, Neem, the great black dalf, stood between them, gazing up at, first, one and then the other.

Instantly, Neem the dalf, who had been lying stretched near her, sprang up with a roar, and plunged straight for the Earthman.

But that there should ever have been two such Thaines, each with a black dalf named Neem, is passing strange.

The corpulent, red-faced officer occupied a cushion across from them, and Neem, the black dalf, snoozed at their feet.

At this moment, Jerry, who had completely forgotten Neem the dalf, felt a wet muzzle pressed against his arm.

Then he noticed that it had a tarnished, gold-plated collar around its neck, on which was the inscription: Neem, the dalf of Thaine Evidently, thought Jerry, this beast was half minded to be friendly.

CHAPTER XXI As JERRY and Junia stood in the little sunlit glade, Neem, the great black dalf, stood between them, gazing up at, first, one and then the other.

The night-jars, even the bats, had stilled their wings and slept in the limbs of the neem or the pipal, and the air that had borne the soft perfume of blossoms, and the pungent breath of jasmine, had chilled and grown heavy from the pressure of advancing night.

When the pipal and the neem glisten with star flowers and sweeten the foetid night-air, it matters nothing to me that the natives believe evil gods home in the branches.

But at hortischool, Cape learned about neem spray, extracted from the chinaberry tree and the organic insecticide pyrethrum, which was made from dried daisies.

Anne was gewend aan Georges reactie op een crisis: raak niet in paniek, neem het stukje bij beetje, maak er het beste van.

From the neem tree that grew at the edge of the lot and hung over into the sewerage trace he cut a thick rod, far thicker than those he normally cut.

At Rishi Valley, I use only natural organic fertilizers like neem cake [a compost of decayed leaves from the neem tree].