noun, British Obsolete.
the body; the trunk.
a dead body; corpse.
also litch, lych, “body, corpse,” southern England dialectal survival of Old English lic “body, dead body, corpse,” cognate with Old Frisian lik, Dutch lijk, Old High German lih, German leiche “dead body,” Old Norse lik, Danish lig, Gothic leik, from Proto-Germanic *likow. Cf. litch-gate “roofed gate to a churchyard under which a bier is placed to await the coming of the clergyman.”
[lee-chee] /ˈli tʃi/ noun, plural litchis. 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. /ˌlaɪˈtʃiː/ noun 1. a variant spelling of litchi /ˌlaɪˈtʃiː/ noun 1. a Chinese sapindaceous tree, Litchi chinensis, […]
[lahy-ken-ik] /laɪˈkɛn ɪk/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
[lahy-kuh n] /ˈlaɪ kən/ noun 1. any complex organism of the group Lichenes, composed of a fungus in symbiotic union with an alga and having a greenish, gray, yellow, brown, or blackish thallus that grows in leaflike, crustlike, or branching forms on rocks, trees, etc. 2. Pathology. any of various eruptive skin diseases. verb (used […]
[lahy-ken-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /laɪˌkɛn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. a leathery hardening of the skin, usually caused by chronic irritation. 2. a patch of skin so hardened. lichenification li·chen·i·fi·ca·tion (lī-kěn’ə-fĭ-kā’shən, lī’kə-nə-) n. Thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis caused by chronic inflammation resulting from prolonged scratching or irritation.