The fruit of a tree native to China (Nephelium Litchi). It is nutlike, having a rough but tender shell, containing an aromatic pulp, and a single large seed. In the dried fruit which is exported the pulp somewhat resembles a raisin in color and form.
A genus of East Indian sapindaceous trees consisting of a single species (Litchi Chinensis, syn. Nephelium Litchi) which bears the litchi nut.
Chinese tree cultivated especially in Philippines and India for its edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Nephelium
Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried
a subtropical fruit grown in China, Mexico and the United States (California, Florida and Hawaii)
This fruit is used in salads and as a dessert. It has a creamy white flesh that is juicy and sweet. The litchi has been cultivated in China for over 2,000 years. Dried litchis are eaten like nuts. Also called the "lychee nut."
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