Definition of Longan

1. Noun. Tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium.

Definition of Longan

1. n. A pulpy fruit related to the litchi, and produced by an evergreen East Indian tree (Nephelium Longan).

Definition of Longan

1. Noun. An evergreen tree, scientific name ''Dimocarpus longan'', of the ''Sapindaceae'' family, native to southern China. ¹

2. Noun. The fruit from the longan tree. ¹

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Definition of Longan

1. the edible fruit of a Chinese tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Longan

1. A pulpy fruit related to the litchi, and produced by an evergreen East Indian tree (Nephelium Longan). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longan

long time no hear
long time no see
long tom
long ton
long trousers
long underwear
long vinculum
long vowel
long vowels
long wave
long ways, long lies
long weekend
long weekends
long whist
longan (current term)
longar palm

Literary usage of Longan

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1. Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by John William Wallace, United States Supreme Court (1901)
"longan. 1. The assignment of a negotiable note before its maturity, ... On the 5th of March, 1867, the appellee, Mahala longan, and Jesse ..."

2. A Description and History of Vegetable Substances, Used in the Arts, and in (1830)
"The litchi was introduced into this country by the celebrated Warren Hastings, Esq., in 1786: the longan had been introduced before. ..."

3. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"McLean's, Dudhia, China, and Rose are other varietal names which appear in the lists of Indian nurserymen. THE longan (Euphoria longana, Lam. ..."

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