alt. sp. of litchi
also li·tchi or li·chee
nounpl. ly·chees, also li·tchis or li·chees
- An evergreen tree (Litchi chinensis) native to China, cultivated for its bright red fruits with sweet white pulp surrounding a large seed.
- The fruit of this tree.
- The dried fruit of this tree. Also called lychee nut .
Origin of lycheeMandarin lìzhī from Middle Chinese liaj` t&shookr;i liaj` lychee t&shookr;i branch