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longan

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noun lon·gan \ˈlȯŋ-gən, -ən\

Definition of longan

  1. 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. 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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