Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Litchi, the fruit of Neplielium Litchi, a sapindaceous tree, native to southern China. It is nearly round, If inches in diameter, reddish-brown, and warty, so as sometimes to be sold as Chinese strawberries. A white gelatinous pulp shrivels and blackens in drying, but remains sweet. Large quantities are eaten in China, and the demand for them is on the increase in England.