- a Chinese evergreen tree (Litchi chinensis) of the soapberry family, cultivated in warm climates for its fruit
- its fruit, usually eaten as a dried or preserved nut (litchi nut): it consists of a single seed surrounded by a sweet, edible, raisinlike pulp, enclosed in a rough, papery shell
Origin of litchiChinese li-chih
Variants of lychee
- Alternative spelling of lychee.
From the Chinese Mandarin word è”æž (Pinyin: lÃ¬zhÄ«)