Lychee meaning

lēchē
An evergreen tree (Litchi chinensis) native to China, cultivated for its bright red fruits with sweet white pulp surrounding a large seed.
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The fruit of this tree.
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The dried fruit of this tree.
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The Chinese tropical fruit tree Litchi chinensis, of the soapberry family.
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That tree's bright red oval fruit with a single stone surrounded by a fleshy white aril.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of lychee - lichee, leechee, litchee, litchi, lichi

Origin of lychee

  • Mandarin lìzhī from Middle Chinese liaj` tʂi liaj` lychee tʂi branch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cantonese.

    From Wiktionary