Nephelium Litchi
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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  • Nephelium Litchi — 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

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

  • Nephelium litchi Cambess. — Symbol LICH4 Synonym Symbol NELI3 Botanical Family Sapindaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • 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 — Litchi Litchi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 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

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