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Etymology Edit

From Cantonese 荔枝 (lai6 zi1). Doublet of litchi.

Pronunciation Edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯t͡ʃi/, /laɪ̯ˈt͡ʃiː/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈlit͡ʃi/
  • Rhymes: -iːtʃi, -aɪtʃi

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.
  3. A soft pink-red colour, like that of a lychee rind (also called lychee red).

Translations Edit

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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.

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