Litchi Li"tchi` (l[=e]"ch[=e]`), n. (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}.] [1913 Webster]

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.]

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  • litchi — [ litʃi ] n. m. • 1721; lichi 1665; lechia 1588; chin. li chi ♦ Arbre d Asie méridionale, à fruit comestible; ce fruit. Litchis frais, en conserve. Litchis au sirop. On dit aussi LETCHI [ lɛtʃi ]. ● litchi ou letchi ou lychee nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • litchi — [lē′chē΄] n. [Chin li chih] 1. a Chinese evergreen tree (Litchi chinensis) of the soapberry family, cultivated in warm climates for its fruit 2. its fruit, usually eaten as a dried or preserved nut (litchi nut): it consists of a single seed… …   English World dictionary

  • litchi — • Litchi chinensis …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • litchi — see lychee …   Modern English usage

  • Litchi — Litchi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Litchi —   Litchi …   Wikipedia Español

  • Litchi — Litschibaum Litschibaum (Litchi chinensis), Früchte Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • litchi — /lee chee/, n., pl. litchis. 1. the fruit of a Chinese tree, Litchi chinensis, of the soapberry family, consisting of a thin, brittle shell enclosing a sweet, jellylike pulp and a single seed. 2. the tree itself. Also, leechee, lichee. [1580 90;… …   Universalium

  • litchi — lìt·chi s.m.inv. 1a. CO frutto commestibile grosso come una noce, con buccia coriacea e polpa bianca dal sapore zuccherino: macedonia di pesche e litchi 1b. TS pianta del genere Litchi (Litchi chinensis o Nephelium litchi) che produce… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Litchi — kininis ličis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sapindinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis augalas (Litchi chinensis), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Litchi chinensis; Nephelium litchi angl. leechee; lychee; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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