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Meaning of "lychee" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LYCHEE

lychee  [ˌlaɪˈtʃiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LYCHEE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lychee is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LYCHEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lychee

Lychee

The lychee is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical and subtropical fruit tree native to the Guangdong and Fujian provinces of China, and now cultivated in many parts of the world. The fresh fruit has a "delicate, whitish pulp" with a floral smell and a fragrant, sweet flavor. Since this perfume-like flavor is lost in the process of canning, the fruit is usually eaten fresh. An evergreen tree reaching 10–28 metres tall, the lychee bears fleshy fruits that are up to 5 cm long and 4 cm wide. The outside of the fruit is covered by a pink-red, roughly textured rind that is inedible but easily removed to expose a layer of sweet, translucent white flesh. Lychees are eaten in many different dessert dishes, and are especially popular in China, throughout Southeast Asia, along with South Asia and parts of Southern Africa. The lychee is cultivated in China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Australia, Mexico and parts of Southern Africa. China is the main producer, followed by India.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LYCHEE


bocce
ˈbɒtʃiː
chee-chee
ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː
chincherinchee
ˌtʃɪntʃərɪnˈtʃiː
chinkerinchee
ˈtʃɪŋkəˌrɪntʃiː
culchie
ˈkʌltʃiː
debauchee
ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː
elchee
ˈɛltʃiː
geechee
ˈɡiːtʃiː
kimchi
ˈkɪmtʃiː
Kochi
kəʊˈtʃiː
lichee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lichi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
litchi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
mirchi
miːrˈtʃiː
Penchi
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
Penki
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
qi
tʃiː
shchi
ʃtʃiː
vouchee
vaʊˈtʃiː
Wu-lu-mu-ch´i
ˈwuːˈluːˈmuːˈtʃiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LYCHEE

lyam
lyase
Lyautey
lycanthrope
lycanthropic
lycanthropist
lycanthropy
Lycaon
Lycaonia
lyceum
lych gate
lychgate
lychnis
lychnoscope
Lycia
Lycian
Lycopene
lycopod
lycopodium

WORDS THAT END LIKE LYCHEE

banshee
buckshee
Chukchee
coachee
couchee
ditrochee
fourchee
garnishee
ghee
hee-hee
Manichee
prithee
Rhee
rushee
spahee
tee-hee
thee
towhee
trochee
whee

Synonyms and antonyms of lychee in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lychee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LYCHEE

Find out the translation of lychee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lychee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lychee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

荔枝
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lichi
570 millions of speakers

English

lychee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लीची
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ليتشي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

личи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lichia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লিচু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

litchi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lychee
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Litschi
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レイシ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

열매
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lychee
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vải thiều
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லிச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लीची
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

liçi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lychee
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

liczi
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лічі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lychee
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λίτσι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lychee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

litchi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Litchi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lychee

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LYCHEE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LYCHEE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lychee

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LYCHEE»

Discover the use of lychee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lychee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Litchi and Longan: Botany, Production and Uses
191-195. Menzel, CM. (2002) Lychee production in Australia. In: Papademetriou, M.K. and Dent, F.J. (eds) Lychee Production in the Asia-Pacific Region. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 1 4-27.
C. Menzel, G. Waite, 2005
2
Processing Fruits
The chemical composition of lychee has been reviewed by Cavaletto (1980). It varies among cultivars. Moisture content ranges from 77% to 83% wt. Protein content is 0.8-0.9% and fat less than 1%. The physical composition and soluble solids ...
Laszlo Somogyi, Diane M. Barrett, Y. H. Hui, 1996
3
Tropical Fruit Cookbook
Marilyn Rittenhouse Harris. smoky taste of this dned fruit, similar to a raisin, have nothing in common with fresh lychee. Canned lychees, however, do retain some flavor of the fresh fruit and can be used successfully in recipes.
Marilyn Rittenhouse Harris, 1993
4
The Lychee Light Club
A group of depraved students form a secret, fascist organization and attempt to create an intelligent robot powered by lychees.
Usamaru Furuya, 2011
5
Handbook of Fruit Science and Technology: Production, ...
Dried lychees are known as "lychee nuts," and during drying, the pericarp or outer skin becomes brown and brittle, but retains its shape. The aril or flesh which shrivels around the seed is very pleasant. The fruit can be made into jelly (37) or  ...
D. K. Salunkhe, S.S. Kadam, 1995
6
The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts
Groff, G.W. (1921) The Lychee and Lungan. Orange Judd Co., New York. Joubert , A.]. (1986) Litchi. In: Monselise, S.P. (ed.) Handbook of Fruit Set and Development. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 233—246. Kadman, A. and Gazit, ...
Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull, 2008
7
Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing
In those countries where lychee industry is export oriented, significant advances in the commercialization of SO2-based technologies have been made. It is, however, unrealistic to consider the use of sulfur dioxide as a long-term commercial ...
Nirmal Sinha, Jiwan Sidhu, Jozsef Barta, 2012
8
Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Postharvest Physiology, ...
BLBS103-c13 BLBS103-Siddiq April 25, 2012 16:41 Trim: 246mm X 189mm Printer Name: Yet to Come MINIMALLY OR FRESH-CUT PRODUCTS There is limited information on minimally processed or fresh-cut products of lychee fruit.
Muhammad Siddiq, 2012
9
Handbook of Environmental Physiology of Fruit Crops
Christopher M. Menzel and Donald P. Simpson CONTENTS I. Introduction - l23 A . Taxonomy and Botany l23 B. Phenology l25 C. Climates of Lychee Growing Areas l25 D. Environmental Factors l26 II. Irradiance l26 A. Tree Growth and ...
Bruce Schaffer, Peter C. Andersen, 1994
10
Handbook of Fruits and Fruit Processing
The terminal panicles of new shoots in lychee bear two types of flowers, staminate and hermaphrodite. Staminate flowers open before the hermaphrodites. Fruit set is quite low in lychee, as only a small percentage of flowers set fruit.
Y. H. Hui, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LYCHEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lychee is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The fruit of my memories | The Amazing, Affordable Adventures of …
I was barefoot most of the time as a child in Florida and lychee peels are prickly. Lychees are an Asian delicacy. Most people I know either have ... «ChicagoNow, Jul 15»
2
Torafuku Asian restaurant opens on Main Street in Vancouver
It also boasts calamari "done the right way" made with Humboldt squid, onion, tomato, lychee, arugula, and sweet chili dressing. (If that means ... «Straight.com, Jul 15»
3
NOTABLE POTABLES: Barbecue fest successful in Similkameen
Also worth a nod is Corcelettes Gewurztraminer 2013 Accolade, a classic expression that sports an intriguing banana twist to its lychee and ... «North Shore News, Jul 15»
4
The Älv by Shilo Engelbrecht Pop-Up, Darlinghurst - Gourmet Traveller
Engelbrecht, who was born in Cape Town, now divides her time between Stockholm, London and her parents' lychee farm in northern New ... «Australian Gourmet Traveller, Jul 15»
5
Kerala's plans to get rid of stray dogs could bite it in the butt - Firstpost
... alive and eaten – in what is commonly known as the Lychee and Dog Meat Festival (a deadly combination of flavours, if ever there was one). «Firstpost, Jul 15»
6
Making the Most of Maui: Food, a Coffee Farm, and a Whole Lot of …
mint, and macadamia nuts (sweet but tasty) Sashimi-style hamachi and watermelon with sriracha tempura bits, tobiko, lychee pearls, and ... «The SunBreak, Jul 15»
7
Kirby: In Utah, isn't every day National Ice Cream Day? | The Salt …
Pictured is Julianne Jacobs, 15, trying out the Lychee Hawaiian Fruit flavor at Tropical Dreams in the 9th and 9th area of Salt Lake. «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
8
SCVNews.com | Opinion/Commentary: What Are You Eating? | 07 …
It is related to the Asian longan and lychee, which you might be familiar with. The fruit is a native of West Africa and arrived in Jamaica via a ... «SCVNEWS.com, Jul 15»
9
Saigon's 'King of Antiques' owns multi-million dollar collection …
This bed was made from wood taken from very old lychee trees 300 years ago. This item was offered for $2 million but Cuong has not sold it. «VietNamNet Bridge, Jul 15»
10
An Epicurean Expedition, Courtesy Hablife
The wild mushroom risotto is the perfect accompaniment. Again, a smoking lychee sorbet is brought out and take our word for it, it's divine. «HungryForever, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lychee [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lychee>. Aug 2019 ».
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