Holly-leaved oak
Holly Hol"ly (h[o^]l"l[y^]), n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st {Holm}, {Hulver}.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Ilex}. The European species ({Ilex Aquifolium}) is best known, having glossy green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing berries that turn red or yellow about Michaelmas. [1913 Webster]

Note: The holly is much used to adorn churches and houses, at Christmas time, and hence is associated with scenes of good will and rejoicing. It is an evergreen tree, and has a finegrained, heavy, white wood. Its bark is used as a febrifuge, and the berries are violently purgative and emetic. The American holly is the {Ilex opaca}, and is found along the coast of the United States, from Maine southward. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) The holm oak. See 1st {Holm}. [1913 Webster]

{Holly-leaved oak} (Bot.), the black scrub oak. See {Scrub oak}.

{Holly rose} (Bot.), a West Indian shrub, with showy, yellow flowers ({Turnera ulmifolia}).

{Sea holly} (Bot.), a species of Eryngium. See {Eryngium}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • holly-leaved oak — noun evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood • Syn: ↑holm oak, ↑holm tree, ↑evergreen oak, ↑Quercus ilex • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holly — Hol ly (h[o^]l l[y^]), n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st {Holm}, {Hulver}.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Ilex}. The European… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holly rose — Holly Hol ly (h[o^]l l[y^]), n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st {Holm}, {Hulver}.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Ilex}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oak tree — noun a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves great oaks grow from little acorns • Syn: ↑oak • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑live oak, ↑white oak, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • oak — oaklike, adj. /ohk/, n. 1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Quercus, of the beech family, bearing the acorn as fruit. 2. the hard, durable wood of such a tree, used in making furniture and in construction. 3. the leaves of this tree, esp …   Universalium

  • Holly — taxobox name = Holly image width = 240px image caption = European Holly ( Ilex aquifolium ) leaves and fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida subclassis = Asteridae unranked ordo = Euasterids II ordo = Aquifoliales …   Wikipedia

  • Sea holly — Holly Hol ly (h[o^]l l[y^]), n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st {Holm}, {Hulver}.] 1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Ilex}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holm oak — noun 1. hard wood of the holm oak tree • Hypernyms: ↑oak 2. evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood • Syn: ↑holm tree, ↑holly leaved oak, ↑evergreen oak, ↑Quercus ilex …   Useful english dictionary

  • evergreen oak — noun evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood • Syn: ↑holm oak, ↑holm tree, ↑holly leaved oak, ↑Quercus ilex • Hypernyms: ↑oak, ↑oak tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coast Live Oak — Taxobox name = Coast Live Oak image width = 240px image caption = Coast Live Oak foliage with new spring growth regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fagales familia = Fagaceae genus = Quercus sectio = Lobatae… …   Wikipedia

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