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lychee

noun [C] uk ( also litchi)   /ˈlaɪ.tʃiː/ us    /ˈliː.tʃiː/
a fruit with a rough, brown shell and sweet, white flesh around a large, shiny, brown seed, or the evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) on which this fruit grows
Translations of “lychee”
in Spanish lychee, lichi…
in Korean 여주, 리치…
in Arabic الليتشي (فاكهة صينِيّة)…
in Portuguese lichia…
in French litchi…
in German die Lychee…
in Catalan litxi…
in Japanese レイシ、ライチー…
in Italian litchi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 荔枝,荔枝樹…
in Chinese (Simplified) 荔枝,荔枝树…
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