neem neem

Definition(s):

  • (n) large semi-evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia

Usage(s):

  1. She's had particular luck with the neem tree, whose medicinal properties are so great it's known as the village pharmacy in India.
  2. Even if the treaty eventually goes into effect, the neem-seed case will remain a murky one.
  3. First a neem tree must be found, in which no bird is nesting, and on which no other tree has cast a shadow.

News

  • Lauterbach: Chemists keep busy improving organic pesticides

    There are new developments in pesticides, Neem having been reformulated to be used as a foliar spray or as a drench, allowing the pesticide to enter plants through roots and flow to all parts.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Idaho Statesman

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