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li·tchi / ˈlēchē/ (also lychee or lichee) • n. 1. a small rounded fruit with sweet white scented flesh, a large central stone, and a thin rough skin. Also called litchi nut when dried. 2. the Chinese tree (Nephelium litchi, or Litchi chinensis) of the soapberry family that bears this fruit.

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Litchi (lichi, lychee; family Sapindaceae) A monotypic genus of small trees, closely related to Nephelium and producing a similar edible arillate fruit, but in which the pericarp is smooth. They are native to China and the mountains of western Malesia and cultivated in warm temperate climates.

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litchi, lichi, lychee Chinese fruit. XVI (lechia, lichea). — Chinese, li-tchi.

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litchi See lychee.