- Nephelium longana
- Euphorbia litchi
- Dimocarpus longan
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Origin of Longan
New Latin longan specific epithet from Mandarin lóng yǎn from Middle Chinese lywŋ ŋjaːn´ (literally, dragon eye, from the appearance of the fruit's white pulp around the single large dark seed) lywŋ dragon ŋjaːn´ eye
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Sinitic trad. 龍眼, simpl. 龙眼 (Cantonese lung4 ngaan5, Mandarin lóngyÇŽn; literally, “dragon's eye").
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