- a tropical Asian tree (Melia azederach) of the mahogany family, bearing yellow, beadlike fruit: widely grown as a lawn tree throughout the S U.S.
- soapberry (sense )
- the fruit of either of these trees
A deciduous Asian tree (Melia azedarach), widely cultivated and naturalized in the southern United States, having bipinnately compound leaves, lavender flowers, and poisonous yellow fruit. Also called China tree.