(pronounced liy-chee), the name of a Chinese fruit, is spelt this way rather than lichee or litchi, although these forms are dominant in AmE (and are pronounced lee-chee).

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Lychee — Ly chee , n. (Bot.) See {Litchi}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lychee — [lē′chē΄] n. LITCHI * * * ly·chee (lēʹchē) n. Variant of litchi. * * * …   Universalium

  • lychee — (also litchi) ► NOUN ▪ a small rounded fruit with sweet white scented flesh, a large stone, and thin rough skin. ORIGIN Chinese …   English terms dictionary

  • lychee — [lē′chē΄] n. LITCHI …   English World dictionary

  • Lychee — taxobox name = Lychee image caption = Lychee branch with ripe fruit regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Sapindales familia = Sapindaceae genus = Litchi genus authority = Sonn.… …   Wikipedia

  • Lychee — Litchi Litchi …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lychee — UK [ˈlaɪtʃiː] / UK [ˈlɪtʃɪ] noun [countable] Word forms lychee : singular lychee plural lychees a small round white fruit from China …   English dictionary

  • lychee — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lychee — or litchi; also lichee noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) lìzhī Date: 1588 1. the oval fruit of a Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) of the soapberry family having a hard scaly reddish outer covering and sweet whitish edible flesh that surrounds a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lychee — Litschibaum Litschibaum (Litchi chinensis), Früchte Systematik Unterklasse: Rosenähnliche (Rosidae) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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