litchi nut
lichee lichee n. 1. A Chinese tree ({Litchi chinensis}) cultivated especially in the Philippines and India for its edible fruit, the {litchi nut}; sometimes placed in the genus {Nephelium}.

Syn: litchi, litchi tree, {Litchi chinensis}, Nephelium litchi. [WordNet 1.5]

2. A Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried.

Syn: litchi, litchi nut, litchee, lichi, leechee, lychee. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • litchi nut — noun Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried • Syn: ↑litchi, ↑litchee, ↑lichi, ↑leechee, ↑lichee, ↑lychee • Hypernyms: ↑edible fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • litchi nut — the brownish, dried litchi fruit. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Litchi Chinensis — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Litchi chinensis — lichee lichee n. 1. A Chinese tree ({Litchi chinensis}) cultivated especially in the Philippines and India for its edible fruit, the {litchi nut}; sometimes placed in the genus {Nephelium}. Syn: litchi, litchi tree, {Litchi chinensis}, Nephelium… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Litchi chinensis — lichee lichee n. 1. A Chinese tree ({Litchi chinensis}) cultivated especially in the Philippines and India for its edible fruit, the {litchi nut}; sometimes placed in the genus {Nephelium}. Syn: litchi, litchi tree, {Litchi chinensis}, Nephelium… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 chinensis — noun Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium • Syn: ↑litchi, ↑lichee, ↑litchi tree, ↑Nephelium litchi • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • litchi tree — noun Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium • Syn: ↑litchi, ↑lichee, ↑Litchi chinensis, ↑Nephelium litchi • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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