from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An Asian evergreen tree (Euphoria longan) having yellowish-brown drupes with white, juicy, edible flesh.
- n. The fruit of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An evergreen tree, scientific name Dimocarpus longan, of the Sapindaceae family, native to southern China.
- n. The fruit from the longan tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A pulpy fruit related to the litchi, and produced by an evergreen East Indian longanberry (Nephelium Longan).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An evergreen tree, Nephelium Longanum, closely related to the lichi, and yielding a similar but smaller and less palatable fruit. It is cultivated in China and the East Indies.
- n. The fruit itself, which is exported in a dried state. Also called dragon's-eye.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium
New Latin longan, specific epithet, from Chinese (Mandarin) lóng yacaron.gifn : lóng, dragon + yacaron.gifn, eye.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sinitic trad. 龍眼, simpl. 龙眼 (Cantonese lung4 ngaan5, Mandarin lóngyǎn; literally, “dragon's eye”). (Wiktionary)