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litchi

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Litchi \Li"tchi'\ (l[=e]"ch[=e]'), noun (Bot.) The fruit of a tree native to China ({Nephelium Litchi}). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in color and form. [Written also {lichi}, and {lychee}.]

2. (Bot.) A genus of East Indian sapindaceous trees consisting of a single species ({Litchi Chinensis}, syn. {Nephelium Litchi}) which bears the litchi nut. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

litchi

noun

1: Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium [syn: {litchi}, {lichee}, {litchi tree}, {Litchi chinensis}, {Nephelium litchi}]

2: Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried [syn: {litchi}, {litchi nut}, {litchee}, {lichi}, {leechee}, {lichee}, {lychee}]


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