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Noun: Persian lilac
  1. 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, pride-of-India, azederach, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia azedarach
  2. Small densely branching Asiatic shrub having lanceolate leaves and panicles of fragrant lilac flowers
    - Syringa persica

Derived forms: Persian lilacs

Type of: lilac, tree

Part of: genus Melia, Melia

Encyclopedia: Persian lilac