- a tropical Asiatic 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.
chinaberry (plural chinaberries)