[chahy-nuh-ber-ee] /ˈtʃaɪ nəˌbɛr i/
noun, plural chinaberries.
a tree, Melia azedarach, of the mahogany family, native to Asia but widely planted elsewhere for its ornamental yellow fruits and long clusters of fragrant purplish flowers.
noun (pl) -ries
Also called China tree, azedarach. a spreading Asian meliaceous tree, Melia azedarach, widely grown in the US for its ornamental white or purple flowers and beadlike yellow fruits
another name for soapberry
the fruit of any of these trees
noun 1. a bright greenish blue.
- China cat
noun phrase A strong kind of heroin: Police say a potent batch of heroin called China Cat may be to blame for at least 13 deaths in Manhattan in just six days (1990s+)
- China chin
Related Terms glass jaw noun phrase A boxer’s chin that cannot tolerate a hard punch (1920+ Prizefight)
noun 1. . noun 1. another name for kaolin