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Related to chinaberry: Melia azedarach
  • noun

Synonyms for chinaberry

evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans

tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits

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also known as Chinaberry, is a fast-growing deciduous tree.
The trope of the mulatta woman in the cottage is repeated and revised in twentieth-century African American literature: Charles Chesnutt's House Behind the Cedars (1900), James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912), Jessie Fauset's The Chinaberry Tree (1931), and Barbara Chase-Riboud's Sally Hemings (2000).
The Ballistic Silvertip hit with a tremendous whack, but the fog was still so thick that I had to go to binoculars to see the buck making one last kick behind a chinaberry bush.
if I were in your shoes , you purse your mouth but you were never in my shoes, chinaberry nor I in yours: the cherry ash of fags burns your path down the scatty streets to the lanky undulations of "corydon & alexis": shepherdboy?
The most abundant of those include chinaberry (Melia azedarach), tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), and Japanese ligustrom (Ligustrum japonicum).
Exotic palms, poplar, chinaberry, pampas grass, and eucalyptus trees are just a few of the adorning plantings that accent the homes, drives, and fence lines in the illustrations.
One of my ex-husband's great-aunts told us to get chinaberry limbs and place them overlapping around the house, and the fleas would stay away.
Prostitutes were a common sight on street corners, and Horne recalls drug dealers camping out under a chinaberry tree near the building his office occupied at the time.
She also directed me to the only chinaberry tree in town, adjacent to the Shell gas station.
Among his choices were olive, lemon, lime, apricot, peach, and chinaberry.
It was as if he had sailed in a single jump from Louisiana pickaninny playing marbles under a chinaberry tree to a smart-ass M.
children's books, including Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree,
The six-year-old, without a win since 1998, gained a pillar-to-post victory under a competent ride from stable claimer Clare Roche, who kept him going well inside the final furlong to beat Chinaberry by a length.
The second, sometimes called the Persian Lilac or Chinaberry, has panicles of mauve-petaled flowers with dark-purple staminal tubes (Bor, Manual, 253).
Her hand took the lipstick, and in an instant she was carried away in the air through the spring, and looking down with a half-drowsy smile from a purple cloud she saw from above a chinaberry tree, dark and smooth and neatly leaved, neat as a guinea hen in the dooryard, and there was her home that she had left.