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  1. litchi, litchi nut, litchee, lichi, leechee, lichee, lycheenoun

    Chinese fruit having a thin brittle shell enclosing a sweet jellylike pulp and a single seed; often dried


  1. litchee

    Lychee (US: LEE-chee; UK: LIE-chee; Litchi chinensis; Chinese: 荔枝; pinyin: lìzhī; Jyutping: lai6 zi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: nāi-chi) is a monotypic taxon and the sole member in the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae. It is a tropical tree native to China (Guangdong, Fujian, Yunnan, and Hainan), India (Assam and the Andaman Islands), Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia (including Borneo), Indonesia (Java, Borneo, and Western New Guinea), the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea. The tree has been introduced into Pakistan, Cambodia, Bangladesh, the Eastern Himalayas, Mauritius, and Réunion. Cultivation in China is documented from the 11th century. China is the main producer of lychees, followed by Vietnam, India, other countries in Southeast Asia, other countries in the Indian subcontinent, Madagascar, and South Africa. A tall evergreen tree, the lychee bears small fleshy fruits. The outside of the fruit is pink-red, roughly textured, and inedible, covering sweet flesh eaten in many different dessert dishes. Lychee seeds contain methylene cyclopropyl glycine which can cause hypoglycemia associated with outbreaks of encephalopathy in undernourished Indian and Vietnamese children who had consumed lychee fruit.


  1. litchee

    A litchee (also spelled lychee) is a small rounded fruit with sweet acidic flesh and a tough central stone, native to China but cultivated in many other regions. It is encased in a rough skin or rind that is pink-red in color which is not edible. The fruit is typically eaten fresh but also used in various dishes and desserts. The tree on which it grows is classified under the Soapberry family, Sapindaceae.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of litchee in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of litchee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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