[lee-chee] /ˈli tʃi/
noun, plural litchis.
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.
the tree itself.
a Chinese sapindaceous tree, Litchi chinensis, cultivated for its round edible fruits
the fruit of this tree, which has a whitish juicy edible aril
noun 1. the brownish, dried litchi fruit.
[lit-krit] /ˈlɪtˌkrɪt/ noun, Informal. 1. literary criticism. modifier : Gallop, a celebrity in lit-crit circles, could be described as a sort of post-structural Mae West noun Literary criticism (1963+)
1. Doctor of Letters; Doctor of Literature. Latin Litterarum Doctor (Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Literature)
1. Doctor of Letters; Doctor of Literature.