[long-guh n] /ˈlɒŋ gən/
the small, one-seeded, greenish-brown fruit of a large evergreen tree, Euphoria longana, of the soapberry family, native to China and allied to the litchi.
the tree itself.
a sapindaceous tree, Euphoria longan, of tropical and subtropical Asia, with small yellowish-white flowers and small edible fruits
the fruit of this tree, which is similar to but smaller than the litchi, having white juicy pulp and a single seed
- Long-and-short work
[lawng-uh n-shawrt, long-] /ˈlɔŋ ənˈʃɔrt, ˈlɒŋ-/ noun, Masonry. 1. an arrangement of rectangular quoins or jambstones set alternately vertically and horizontally. noun 1. (architect) the alternation in masonry of vertical and horizontal blocks of stone
[long-guh-nim-i-tee, lawng-] /ˌlɒŋ gəˈnɪm ɪ ti, ˌlɔŋ-/ noun 1. patient endurance of hardship, injuries, or offense; forbearance. /ˌlɒŋɡəˈnɪmɪtɪ/ noun 1. (rare) patience or forbearance n. “patience,” mid-15c., from Late Latin longanimitas “long-suffering, patient,” from longanimus, from longus (see long (adj.)) + animus- “soul, spirit, mind” (see animus).
noun 1. a long pole fitted with any of various devices, as a hook or clamp, for performing tasks otherwise out of reach. noun (informal) 1. power, esp far-reaching power: the long arm of the law 2. make a long arm, to reach out for something, as from a sitting position
- Long axis
long axis n. A line parallel to an object lengthwise, as in the body the imaginary line that runs vertically through the head down to the space between the feet.