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Noun: pride-of-India  'prI-duv 'in-dee-u
  1. Native to Asia, Australia, and East Indies, where it provides timber called pyinma; used elsewhere as an ornamental for its large showy flowers
    - Queen's crape myrtle, Lagerstroemia speciosa
     
  2. 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, chinaberry tree, China tree, Persian lilac, azederach, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia azedarach

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, tree

Part of: genus Lagerstroemia, genus Melia, Lagerstroemia, Melia

Encyclopedia: Pride-of-India