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i·lex

 (ī′lĕks′)
n.
1. See holly.
2. See holm oak.

[Middle English, holm oak, from Latin īlex.]

ilex

(ˈaɪlɛks)
n
1. (Plants) any of various trees or shrubs of the widely distributed genus Ilex, such as the holly and inkberry: family Aquifoliaceae
2. (Plants) another name for the holm oak
[C16: from Latin]

holm′ oak`


n.
an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of E Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ilex - a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)Ilex - a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Aquifoliaceae, family Aquifoliaceae, holly family - widely distributed shrubs and trees
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
Chinese holly, Ilex cornuta - dense rounded evergreen shrub of China having spiny leaves; widely cultivated as an ornamental
Translations

ilex

[ˈaɪleks] Nencina f

ilex

n
(= holm oak)Steineiche f, → Immergrüneiche f
(= holly)Ilex f, → Stechpalme f
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