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holm oak

n.
A Mediterranean evergreen oak tree (Quercus ilex) having entire or toothed leaves with a dark green upper surface and fine whitish hairs on the lower surface. Also called holly oak, ilex.

[Middle English holm, alteration of holin, holly; see holly.]

holm oak

n
(Plants) an evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus ilex, widely planted for ornament: the leaves are holly-like when young but become smooth-edged with age. Also called: holm, holly oak or ilex

holm′ oak`


n.
an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of E Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holm oak - hard wood of the holm oak treeholm oak - hard wood of the holm oak tree  
oak - the hard durable wood of any oak; used especially for furniture and flooring
2.holm oak - evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of hollyholm oak - evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood
oak tree, oak - a deciduous tree of the genus Quercus; has acorns and lobed leaves; "great oaks grow from little acorns"
Translations

holm oak

[ˈhəʊmˈəʊk] Nencina f

holm oak

nSteineiche f

holm oak

[ˈhəʊmˈəʊk] nleccio
References in classic literature ?
From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered.
Poles of laurel or elm are most free from worms, and a share-beam of oak and a plough-tree of holm-oak.
The, footpath turned the shoulder of a slope, through a thicket of rank rhododendrons, and crossed what had once been a carriage drive, which ended in the shadow of two gigantic holm-oaks.