Pronunciation: (lē'chē), [key]
1. the fruit of a Chinese tree, Litchi chinensis, of the soapberry family, consisting of a thin, brittle shell enclosing a sweet, jellylike pulp and a single seed.
2. the tree itself. Also,leechee,lichee.
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