lychee

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English[edit]

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Lychees

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cantonese.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯t͡ʃiː/, /ˈliːt͡ʃiː/

Noun[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  • The OED lists this as a variant of litchi.
  • Webster’s Third New International lists this as a variant of litchi.