chinaberry

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Related to chinaberry trees: 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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We drove out in the country and found an abandoned house with a very large old chinaberry tree and got as many leafy fronds as we could reach.
Much later, I was living in Auburn, Alabama and transplanted a young chinaberry tree in my yard.
I was a cultural mulatto, born and raised without the benefits of Watts, chop shops, Motown street corners, or deepdown Smithville fishing holes and chinaberry trees.
During the fight, Ellie May and Mother Lester take their customary positions behind the chinaberry trees and watch as Dude and Bessie prepare to drive off in their car.