Definitions

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

  • n. Variant of litchi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Chinese tropical fruit tree Litchi chinensis, of the soapberry family.
  • n. That tree's bright red oval fruit with a single stone surrounded by a fleshy white aril.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See litchi.

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

Etymologies

From Cantonese. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Another fruit of Asian origin, lychee is a member of the soapberry family.

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  • Well, a lychee is a rare sub-tropical fruit originating in South China where the lychee is very important in their culture and is famed as "the King of Fruits".

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  • This area is dominated by great clumps of timber bamboo towering 50 feet or more in height next to a grove of Asian fruits such as lychee, rambutan and star fruit.

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  • Lychee Pork 荔枝肉 The "lychee" in this dish is actually pork.

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  • In Hong Kong, there are specialty cocktails like the Ning sling, a brew of mandarin orange vodka, lychee liqueur, mint leaves, and passion fruit.

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  • If you enjoy the Arctic chill, there is the Bermuda Triangle, a "brain freeze" slush with Cacha ç a, coconut and lychee that is a little like sticking your tongue to frozen metal, but a lot more fun.

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  • I'll have to take Mr. Turgeman's word that it also boasted notes of beeswax, ginger, rose water, Turkish Delight and lychee nuts.

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  • I wanted something where the lychee flavor was really present and something that was of course beautiful.

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  • Next add the vanilla, rose water, and lychee water.

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  • I finally decided on a lychee butter cake from Dessert First and I planned to top it with a stabilized raspberry whipped cream and possibly fill it with a lychee mousse.

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