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see lycheelychee
, Chinese tree (Litchi chinensis) of the family Sapindaceae (soapberry family), having a small, aromatic, pulpy fruit with a large seed within a thin, rough shell.
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litchi

[′lī‚chē]
(botany)
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litchi

, lichee, lichi, lychee
1. a Chinese sapindaceous tree, Litchi chinensis, cultivated for its round edible fruits
2. the fruit of this tree, which has a whitish juicy edible aril
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The litchi is a subtropical tree rarely exceeding 10-12 m height with a variable habit of growth from an erect to a weeping-willow appearance depending of the cultivars, propagation methods and pruning.
The last sea freight shipments of Tomahawk's litchis are arriving in Europe now; 95% of their export product is marketed in Europe and the balance to the Middle East and USA.
In terms of litchi, removing external hull and removing core stone out both impede elevation of examined content induced by UV light, especially L-ascorbic acid, TPC, and TFC but did not affect litchis which were only refrigerated.
An association between illness and litchi fruit has been postulated because Muzaffarpur is a litchi fruit-producing region (Figure 1).
Key Words: Ascorbic acid; Fruit quality; Litchi; Low temperature; Phenolics; Storage period
The outbreak is distinctly seasonal and begins around mid-May and peaks in June, which are the months of litchi harvesting season.
Figure 4 displays the weekly distributions of AME cases and associated kernel densities for the districts that harvested litchis during May-June (group 1) and during June-July (group 2).
Foram utilizadas lichias (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv Bengal, no estagio de maturacao fisiologica, provenientes de pomar comercial do Sitio Akamatsu (Carlopolis-Parana, Brasil), latitude 23[degrees] 25' 39"S, longitude 40[degrees] 43' 17" e 550 m de altitude.
Top each salad with an equal portion of the litchis; sprinkle with chives.