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 for China tree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Azedarach \A*zed"a*rach\, azederach \azederach\, n. [F.
     az['e]darac, Sp. acederaque, Pers. [=a]z[=a]ddirakht noble
     1. (Bot.) a handsome tree ({Melia azedarach) of the mahogany
        family, native to Northern India and China, having long
        clusters of fragrant purple blossoms and small ornamental
        but inedible yellow fruits. It has been naturalized as a
        shade tree and is common in the southern United States; --
        called also, chinaberry, China tree, Pride of India,
        Pride of China, and Bead tree.
     Syn: chinaberry, chinaberry tree, China tree, Persian lilac,
          pride-of-India, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Med.) The bark of the roots of the azedarach, used as a
        cathartic and emetic.
        [1913 Webster] Azerbaidzhan

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  China \Chi"na\, n.
     1. A country in Eastern Asia.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. China ware, which is the modern popular term for
        porcelain. See Porcelain.
        [1913 Webster]
     China aster (Bot.), a well-known garden flower and plant.
        See Aster.
     China bean. See under Bean, 1.
     China clay See Kaolin.
     China grass, Same as Ramie.
     China ink. See India ink.
     China pink (Bot.), an anual or biennial species of
        Dianthus+({Dianthus+Chiensis">Dianthus ({Dianthus Chiensis) having variously colored
        single or double flowers; Indian pink.
     China root (Med.), the rootstock of a species of Smilax
        ({Smilax China, from the East Indies; -- formerly much
        esteemed for the purposes that sarsaparilla is now used
        for. Also the galanga root (from Alpinia Gallanga and
        Alpinia officinarum).
     China rose. (Bot.)
        (a) A popular name for several free-blooming varieties of
            rose derived from the Rosa Indica, and perhaps other
        (b) A flowering hothouse plant ({Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
            of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China
            and the east Indies.
     China shop, a shop or store for the sale of China ware or
        of crockery.
     Pride of China, China tree. (Bot.) See Azedarach.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  China tree
      n 1: evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing
           saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans [syn:
           China tree, false dogwood, jaboncillo, chinaberry,
           Sapindus saponaria]
      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 [syn: chinaberry, chinaberry
         tree, China tree, Persian lilac, pride-of-India,
         azederach, azedarach, Melia azederach, Melia

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