from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) that bears bright red fruits, each of which has a large single seed with a white, fleshy, edible aril.
- n. The nutlike fruit of this tree. Also called litchi nut.
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- n. Alternative spelling of lychee.
Chinese (Mandarin) lì zhī : lì, litchi + zhī, twig.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Chinese Mandarin word 荔枝 (Pinyin: lìzhī) (Wiktionary)