noun. tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree.
- chinaberry tree
- Melia azederach
- Melia azedarach
- genus Melia
- Persian lilac
noun. evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans.
- China tree
- genus Sapindus
- soapberry tree
- false dogwood
Example sentences of the word chinaberry
1. Noun, singular or mass
The same isn't true for the white cedar (Melia azedarach), also known as the bead or chinaberry tree.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If your dog ingests chinaberry leaves, bark, flowers or berries, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Do not allow tortoises to eat chinaberry berries, tobacco family plants like nicotiana, oleander, mushrooms or toadstools.