Neem

Neem Ayurvedic Oil

Azadirachta indica

Neem (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Hindi नीम (nīm), from Sanskrit निम्ब (nimba).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /niːm/

Noun

neem (plural neems)

  1. Azadirachta indica, a large, mostly evergreen tree from India, whose seeds yield the insecticide azadirachtin.
    • 2008, Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, Atlantic 2009, p. 108:
      He was standing at the gate, rubbing his teeth with a twig broken from a neem tree – which is what many poor people in my country do, Mr Premier, when they want to clean their teeth.

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