Margosa Mar*go"sa, n. [Pg. amargoso bitter.] (Bot.) A large tree of the genus {Melia} ({Melia Azadirachta}) found in India. Its bark is bitter, and used as a tonic. A valuable oil is expressed from its seeds, and a tenacious gum exudes from its trunk. The {Melia Azedarach} is a much more showy tree, and is cultivated in the Southern United States, where it is known as {Pride of India}, {Pride of China}, or {bead tree}. Various parts of the tree are considered anthelmintic. [1913 Webster]

The margosa oil . . . is a most valuable balsam for wounds, having a peculiar smell which prevents the attacks of flies. --Sir S. Baker. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • margosa — (entrée créée par le supplément) (mar go za) s. m. Sorte de bois. •   Le bois margosa, deux autres espèces de cèdres et deux sortes de bois rouge de Burmah remplacent avantageusement l acajou [dans les Indes], Journ. offic. 7 oct. 1875, p. 8539,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • margosa — indinis nimbamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Azadirachta indica), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. Iš jo gaunami kietieji aliejai. atitikmenys: lot. Azadirachta indica angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Margosa — Margousier Margousier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • margosa — /mahr goh seuh/, n. neem (def. 2). [1805 15; aph. < Pg amargosa, fem. of amargoso bitter] * * * …   Universalium

  • margosa — noun neem (tree) …   Wiktionary

  • Margosa — n. large tree of the East Indies; Azadirachta indica …   English contemporary dictionary

  • margosa — mar·go·sa …   English syllables

  • margosa — /maˈgoʊsə/ (say mah gohsuh) noun → neem tree. {Portuguese amargosa, feminine of amargoso bitter} …   Australian English dictionary

  • margosa — noun large semi evergreen tree of the East Indies; trunk exudes a tenacious gum; bitter bark used as a tonic; seeds yield an aromatic oil; sometimes placed in genus Melia • Syn: ↑neem, ↑neem tree, ↑nim tree, ↑arishth, ↑Azadirachta indica, ↑Melia… …   Useful english dictionary

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