Definition of Litchi

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

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

Definition of Litchi

1. n. The fruit of a tree native to China (Nephelium Litchi). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in color and form.

2. n. A genus of East Indian sapindaceous trees consisting of a single species (Litchi Chinensis, syn. Nephelium Litchi) which bears the litchi nut.

Definition of Litchi

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of lychee) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Litchi

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

Medical Definition of Litchi

1. The fruit of a tree native to China (Nephelium Litchi). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in colour and form. Alternative forms: lichi, and lychee] lite . See -lith. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Litchi

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1. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"Nor is the litchi one of those rare and delicate fruits known only to the favored few. In southern Asia, where its cultivation dates back at least two ..."

2. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"... Root—The Taro Root—Tropical Fruits—The Chirimoya—The litchi—The Mangosteen—The Mango— The Durion—Its Taste and Smell—Large Fruit on Tall Trees. ..."

3. The New Dietetics, what to Eat and how: A Guide to Scientific Feeding in by John Harvey Kellogg (1921)
"The litchi or Chinese Hazelnut. This nut differs from all other nuts in the fact that it consists almost exclusively of a single food principle, ..."

4. Report by Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, John Minton Westgate (1907)
"The investigations of the litchi (litchi chinensis] have developed into an ... The experiments in grafting the litchi on the longan (Euphoria longana or ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"In it the invocation of the Trinity is succeeded by a series of titles addressed to the Blessed Virgin. litchi, or LEK-CHKF. ..."

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