Definition of Leechee

1. Noun. Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried.

Exact synonyms: Lichee, Lichi, Litchee, Litchi, Litchi Nut, Lychee
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Lichee, Litchi, Litchi Chinensis, Litchi Tree, Nephelium Litchi



Definition of Leechee

1. Noun. (alternative form of lychee) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leechee

1. a Chinese fruit [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leechee

lee side
lee tide
leeangle
leear
leears
leeboard
leeboards
leech
leech-finger
leech line
leech onto
leechcraft
leechdom
leechdoms
leeched
leechee (current term)
leechees
leecher
leechers
leeches
leeching
leechlike
leed
leeing
leek
leek moth
leek moths
leeklike
leeks
leeped

Literary usage of Leechee

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1. Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger by John Lander, Richard Lander (1854)
"... of the River—Town of leechee—Visit to the chief—The Passage continued down the River— ... leechee ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1907)
"Nephelium litchi, which produces the leechee or lichi fruit, a special favorite with the Chinese, but becoming more and more appreciated by Americans, ..."

3. Journal of an Expedition to Explore the Course and Termination of the Niger by Richard Lander, John Lander (1833)
"... of the River—Town of leechee—Visit to the chief—The Passage continued down the River— ... leechee ..."

4. Great African Travellers: From Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley by William Henry Giles Kingston (1874)
"... King—Obtain relics of Park—The dancing monarch—Obtain canoes —Begin voyage down the Niger— Great width of the river at leechee—Meet the King of the Dark ..."

5. Nut Culture in the United States: Embracing Native and Introduced Species by United States Division of Pomology, William P. Corsa (1896)
"leechee (Nephelium litchi ... of India is an Indian tree belonging to the same genus and produces a fruit similar to leechee. In California and Florida ..."

6. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"The first resembles a grape in size, and a gooseberry in taste ; the leechee looks like a strawberry in size and shape ; the tough, rough red skin encloses ..."

7. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1832)
"... and mind his own business, and consequently his remarks were soon forgotten. ' The width of the Niger at leechee is about three miles, and the inha- ..."

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