Lychee

A fresh fruit Lychee and leaf on the Lychee tree in the harvest season.

Litchi chinensis

Lychee (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • lichee, lichi

Etymology

From Cantonese 荔枝 (lai6 zi1). Doublet of litchi

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯t͡ʃiː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlitʃiː/

Noun

lychee (plural lychees)

  1. The Chinese tropical fruit tree Litchi chinensis, of the soapberry family.
  2. That tree's bright red oval fruit with a single stone surrounded by a fleshy white aril.
  3. A soft pink-red colour, like that of a lychee rind (also called lychee red).

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