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.
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- 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
Amit said that local ingredients that are perceived to be beneficial to health such as longan, tremella and sesame have had applications in baked goods, as consumers are acquainted with their benefits and can quickly embrace products containing them.
Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) and also "longan" in Tagalog.
My parents had dates and peanuts, which had been served at weddings in Yan’an, and dried fruit called longan, which traditionally symbolizes a happy union and sons.
It is also called guiyuan (桂圓) in Chinese, Ash-fol (আঁশফল) in Bengali, lengkeng in Indonesia, mata kucing (literally "cat's eye") in Malaysia, nhãn in Vietnamese (The Species: Euphoria longana Lamk. named "long nhãn" in Vietnamese - literally "dragon's eyes"), Mora in Sinhalese (Sri Lanka) and also "longan" in
I thought of a perp named Lumpy Flanagan wed once put away, but didnt dwell on him for longan ugly brute, with an overbite and no chinand then forgot the whole thing.
Although it isn't longan season, this beefy fellow was offering bags of the stuff.
In the late 1990s, scientists investigated the phenomenon of longan trees producing fruits totally out of season.
In 1999, forty Thai longan farmers died when their fertilizer warehouse ignited and blew up like a roman candle.
Now most longan plantations use chlorates—gunpowder—as fertilizer.
It comes in a big glass and it's green tea with an assortment of exotic dried fruits goji berry, longan, etc. and chrysanthemum flowers.