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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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This is not to say that Fauset's third and fourth novels--The Chinaberry Tree (1931) and Comedy, American Style (1933)--do not also take up these themes.
We had a very large and very old Chinaberry tree in the back yard.
also known as Chinaberry, is a fast-growing deciduous tree.
Insecticidal activity of chinaberry, endod and pepper tree against the maize stalk borer (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Southern Ethiopia.
To my right and left were Chinaberry thickets, with my hill sloping down to a brushy valley, then rising again to a ridge system 400 yards to my front.
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.
In There is Confusion (1924) and The Chinaberry Tree (1931), her heroines Joanna Marshall and Laurentine Strange (and Melissa Strange-Paul) are all chastened by experience but acquire 'the philosophic mind' and a dwelling place, but in Comedy, American Style (1933), Wordsworth's poem fails to sustain young Oliver Cary.
pineapple (Ananas sativus), lime (Citrus aurantifolia), medlar (Eryobotria japonica) Timber trees pine (Pinus elliottii), pine (Pinus elliottii), chinaberry (Melia chinaberry (Melia azederach), eucalyptus azederach), eucalyptus (Eucaliptos sp.
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.
Equally fascinating is the discussion of Gale's friendship with Jessie Redmon Fauset (Gale provided the introduction to Fauset's 1931 novel, The Chinaberry Tree) and her commitment to racial equality through her professional respect for and friendships with other noted Harlem Renaissance writers.
She also directed me to the only chinaberry tree in town, adjacent to the Shell gas station.