from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of litchi.

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  • n. Alternative form of lychee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) cultivated especially in the Philippines and India for its edible fruit, the litchi nut; sometimes placed in the genus Nephelium.
  • n. A Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried.

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


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  • My newly planted lichee, fig, and olive thank the rain gods, and so do I. Tomorrow we'll see the road damage, bound to be severe .... the unpaved roads, I mean.


  • Most distressfully (but, my dear, how successfully!) to wail he did, his locks of a lucan tinge, quickrich, ripely rippling, unfilleted, those lashbetasselled lids on the verge of closing time, whiles ouze of his sidewiseopen mouth the breath of him, evenso languishing as the princeliest treble treacle or lichee chewchow purse could buy.

    Finnegans Wake

  • The power was out for quite awhile, so we were comped our dinner plus a lot of wine (a bottle plus) and Enrique brought three bowls of dessert (vanilla ice cream, coconut ice cream, and lichee nut sorbet) on top of that.

    Some wine with that blackout?

  • Dowager lady Chia observed that Pao-yü was clad in a deep-red felt fringed overcoat, with woollen lichee-coloured archery-sleeves and with an edging of dark green glossy satin, embroidered with gold rings.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Chia Cheng was already aware that it was a lichee, but he designedly made a few guesses at random, and was fined several things; but he subsequently gave, at length, the right answer, and also obtained a present from her ladyship.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The first was somewhat plump in figure and of medium height; her cheeks had a congealed appearance, like a fresh lichee; her nose was glossy like goose fat.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Shaohsing wine that has been made in China for 6,000 years, and a liqueur made from lichee fruit.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • North Vietnamese cooking smells-green chili, garlic, lichee and durians, spoiled river prawns'made David Hudson suddenly gag.

    Black Friday

  • We gazed curiously at the dangling pieces of dried fish, strings of sausage-like meat, unfamiliar vegetables, lichee nuts and sticks of green sugar cane.

    The Lure of San Francisco A Romance Amid Old Landmarks

  • Comes with three fruit flavors namely honey apple, honey lemon and honey lichee, Real Leaf set a real deal for reviving your mind and body.

    PUB: The Urban Guide to Manila Living


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