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 lìzh&imacron;, from Middle Chinese liaj` t&shookr;i : liaj`, lychee + t&shookr;i, branch.