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  • n. Alternative form of lychee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See lichi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried


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  • I assumed when I came through there that the nuts were common throughout the country, but few Mexicans I have talked to since then have any familiarity with leechee nuts.

    Strange Fruit

  • The oddest thing I've seen in Mexico grows in a small section east and a little south of Tampico -- leechee nuts.

    Strange Fruit

  • Worcestershire the delicious leechee, almost the only fruit of Bengal which deserves to be regretted even amidst the plenty of Covent Garden.

    Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)


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