Litchi Li"tchi` (l[=e]"ch[=e]`), n. (Bot.) 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. [Written also {lichi}, and {lychee}.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A genus of East Indian sapindaceous trees consisting of a single species ({Litchi Chinensis}, syn. {Nephelium Litchi}) which bears the litchi nut. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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