holly
noun (plural hollies) Etymology: Middle English holin, holly, from Old English holen; akin to Old High German hulis holly, Middle Irish cuilenn Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Ilex of the family Aquifoliaceae, the holly family) of trees and shrubs; especially either of two (I. opaca of the eastern United States and I. aquifolium of Eurasia) with spiny-margined evergreen leaves and usually red berries often used for Christmas decorations 2. the foliage or branches of the holly

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