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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