Definition of Lichee

1. Noun. Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium.

Exact synonyms: Litchi, Litchi Chinensis, Litchi Tree, Nephelium Litchi
Terms within: Leechee, Lichi, Litchee, Litchi, Litchi Nut, Lychee
Generic synonyms: Fruit Tree
Group relationships: Genus Litchi



2. Noun. Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried.
Exact synonyms: Leechee, Lichi, Litchee, Litchi, Litchi Nut, Lychee
Generic synonyms: Edible Fruit
Group relationships: Litchi, Litchi Chinensis, Litchi Tree, Nephelium Litchi

Definition of Lichee

1. Noun. (alternative form of lychee) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lichee

1. litchi [n -S] - See also: litchi

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lichee

licensize
licensor
licensors
licensure
licensures
licente
licentiate
licentiates
licentiousness
licentiousnesses
licey
lich
lichanos
lichee (current term)
lichees
lichen
lichen agrius
lichen albus
lichen amyloidosis
lichen annularis
lichen haemorrhagicus
lichen infantum
lichen iris
lichen lichens on bark
lichen myxoedematosus
lichen nuchae

Literary usage of Lichee

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1. A Mandarin-Romanized Dictionary of Chinese: Including New Terms and Phrases by Donald MacGillivray (1921)
"... O- dripping of water, to drop. the lichee, custard-apple. elegant, graceful; beautiful. to shed one's blood ..."

2. A Manual of Gardening for Bengal and Upper India by Thomas Augustus Charles Firminger (1874)
"The fleshy part of the fruit, which resembles that of the lichee, is sweetish, and, though not disagreeable, is vapid and vastly inferior in flavour to the ..."

3. Commercial Handbook of China by Julean Arnold (1920)
"A fruit found in South China somewhat resembling the lichee. Mace.—Chinese " chien," a tenth part of a Chinese tael, liang, or ounce. Ma-loo. ..."

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