chinaberry chinaberry


  1. (n) evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
  2. (n) tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree


  1. It was an aggregation of four pieces, a baritone horn, a cornet, a trombone and an instrument something like a clarionet in shape but made out of the wood of the chinaberry tree.
  2. The boys built their own toys, turning bamboo tubes into pressurized chinaberry shooters and transplanting a lawn-mower motor onto a go-cart.
  3. Reason: many a chinaberry tree, its close-twigged top offering purchase to the wind, was uprooted and whirled aloft over the country-side.


  • New playground opening June 25 at Ashwood Park

    The Naperville Park District will celebrate at 5 p.m. June 25 the opening of the new playground at Ashwood Park, 4603 Chinaberry Lane. Design of the new playground was based on input from neighbors. Visit to learn …
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Naperville Sun

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