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Lychees

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EtymologyEdit

From Cantonese 荔枝 (lai6 zi1).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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