longan


lon·gan

noun \ˈlŋ-gən, -ən\

Definition of LONGAN

1
:  a pulpy fruit related to the lychee and produced by a southeast Asian evergreen tree (Euphoria longan syn. Dimocarpus longan) of the soapberry family
2
:  a tree that bears the longan

Origin of LONGAN

Chinese (Beijing) lóngyǎn, literally, dragon's eye
First Known Use: 1732

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