from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of litchi.
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- 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
Another fruit of Asian origin, lychee is a member of the soapberry family.
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".
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.
Lychee Pork 荔枝肉 The "lychee" in this dish is actually pork.
In Hong Kong, there are specialty cocktails like the Ning sling, a brew of mandarin orange vodka, lychee liqueur, mint leaves, and passion fruit.
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.
I'll have to take Mr. Turgeman's word that it also boasted notes of beeswax, ginger, rose water, Turkish Delight and lychee nuts.
I wanted something where the lychee flavor was really present and something that was of course beautiful.
Next add the vanilla, rose water, and lychee water.
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.