Definition of Litchi tree

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

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



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Literary usage of Litchi tree

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1895)
"The Longan-fruit is obtained from this tree ; it is smaller than that of the Litchi-tree and less palatable. The tree prospers at Port Jackson [C. Moore]. ..."

2. Pamphlets on Forestry in Hawaii (1917)
"Plate III, figure 2, shows the stump of a litchi tree broken . off just beneath the soil by the storm which occurred early in December, 1918. ..."

3. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"In regions where the litchi tree grows to large size, it is not advisable to space the plants closer than 30 feet apart, and 40 feet is considered better. ..."

4. A Catalogue of the Most Interesting Forest Trees, Ornamental Trees & Shrubs by Peradeniya, Ceylon Royal botanic gardens (1879)
"NEPHELIUM LITCHI, W. $ A. The litchi tree, Eng. China. The most celebrated of the indigenous fruits of China. 346. NEPHELIUM LAPPACEUM, L. The ..."

5. Proceedings by Michigan Pharmaceutical Association, New Hampshire Pharmaceutical Association, New Hampshire Commission of Pharmacy (1895)
"But there are as many varieties of mango as of apple. Л beautiful .sight, but as yet a rare one in Honolulu, is a litchi tree ..."

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