lychee nut

lychee nut
noun see lychee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lychee — 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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