longan longan  /ˈlɑŋ ɡən/


  • (n) tree of southeastern Asia to Australia grown primarily for its sweet edible fruit resembling litchi nuts; sometimes placed in genera Euphorbia or Nephelium


  • Fix U.S. food aid system

    As a small tropical fruit farmer in Miami, I can recall when our local markets were distorted, directly affecting our economic lives and agricultural options. A couple of years after Hurricane Andrew, we saw prices on the longan fruit drop by almost 50 percent after imports arrived from Taiwan and China. That was tough on our family business and forced us to diversify our products.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

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