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Pride-of-India   /praɪd-əv-ˈɪndiə/   Listen

Tree of northern India and China having purple blossoms and small inedible yellow fruits; naturalized in the southern United States as a shade tree.  Synonyms: azedarach, azederach, China tree, chinaberry, chinaberry tree, Melia azedarach, Melia azederach, Persian lilac.
Native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers.  Synonyms: Lagerstroemia speciosa, Queen's crape myrtle.

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"Pride-of-India" Quotes from Famous Books

... the reef. After reaching sea-level again we passed between acres and acres of taro-patches where the water mirrored the large bright stars and the arrow-shaped leaves cast sharp-pointed shadows. We rode through the quiet little village of Waialua, sleeping beneath the shade of giant pride-of-India and kukui trees, without meeting any one, and forded the Waialua River just where it flows over silver sands into the sea. As we paused to let our horses drink I looked up at the cluster of cocoanut palms that grew upon the bank, and noticed how distinctly each feathery frond ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880 • Various

Words linked to "Pride-of-India" :   azederach, flowering tree, angiospermous tree, genus Lagerstroemia, Melia, Lagerstroemia, tree, chinaberry tree, genus Melia

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