Sea holm
Sea holm Sea" holm` (Bot.) Sea holly. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea holm — A small uninhabited island. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea holm — noun European evergreen eryngo with twisted spiny leaves naturalized on United States east coast; roots formerly used as an aphrodisiac • Syn: ↑sea holly, ↑sea eryngium, ↑Eryngium maritimum • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sea eryngium — noun European evergreen eryngo with twisted spiny leaves naturalized on United States east coast; roots formerly used as an aphrodisiac • Syn: ↑sea holly, ↑sea holm, ↑Eryngium maritimum • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea holly — noun 1. widely cultivated southern European acanthus with whitish purple veined flowers • Syn: ↑bear s breech, ↑bear s breeches, ↑Acanthus mollis • Hypernyms: ↑acanthus 2. European evergreen eryngo with twisted spiny leaves naturalized on United… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holm — (h[=o]m), n. [AS. holm, usually meaning, sea, water; akin to Icel. h[=o]lmr, holmr, an island, Dan. holm, Sw. holme, G. holm, and prob. to E. hill. Cf. {Hill}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An islet in a river. J. Brand. [1913 Webster] 2. Low, flat land.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holm thrush — Holm Holm (h[=o]m), n. [AS. holm, usually meaning, sea, water; akin to Icel. h[=o]lmr, holmr, an island, Dan. holm, Sw. holme, G. holm, and prob. to E. hill. Cf. {Hill}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An islet in a river. J. Brand. [1913 Webster] 2. Low,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holmþracu — holmþracu2 f ( e/ a) restless sea [dat holmþracuþræce] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • holm — late O.E., from O.N. holmr small island, especially in a bay or river, also meadow by a shore, or cognate O.Dan. hulm low lying land, from P.Gmc. *hul maz, from PIE root *kel to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill (see HILL (Cf. hill)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • holm — holm1 [hōm] n. [ME < OE, sea: sense infl. by ON holmr, island < IE base * kel , to project > HILL] Brit. 1. a small island in a river or lake, near the mainland or a larger island: used chiefly in place names 2. low, flat land by a river …   English World dictionary

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