lychee

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noun ly·chee \ˈlē-(ˌ)chē, ˈlī-\
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lichee

Definition of lychee

  1. 1 or lychee nut or litchi nut or less commonly lichee nut :  the small, oval to roundish fruit of a Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) of the soapberry family having a rough or warty, yellow, pink, or reddish leathery rind and sweet to slightly acidic usually whitish edible flesh that surrounds a single large seed The lychee, grown commercially in tropical and subtropical regions, is a type of fruit called a drupe, and its edible flesh is the fruit's aril.

  2. 2 :  a slow-growing tree that bears lychees and has glossy, leathery leaves and terminal clusters of tiny, apetalous, greenish-white to yellow flowers

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Origin and Etymology of lychee

Chinese (Beijing) lìzhī


LYCHEE Defined for English Language Learners

lychee

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Definition of lychee for English Language Learners

  • : the fruit of an Asian tree that has a hard outer covering and a seed surrounded by sweet flesh; also : the tree that produces this fruit


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