February 8, 2004

Learned Stuff

Lychee, fruit or nut? Leechee? Litchi?

It was on the tasting notes at one of the wineries we visited yesterday (ahhh... living in California does have it's advantages). We'd all heard of it, but none of us were exactly sure how to pronounce it, or what it was.

Turns out, all pronunciations are correct. It's a fruit, but when dried, it resembles a nut. To add to the confusion, both the fruit and the dried fruit are often called "litchi nuts."

Interestingly, an Irish person in the group used the term Lychee to describe star fruit.

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