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hol·ly

 (hŏl′ē)
n. pl. hol·lies
1.
a. Any of numerous evergreen or deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex, especially several species having bright red berries and glossy evergreen leaves with spiny margins. Also called ilex.
b. Branches of these plants, traditionally used for Christmas decoration.
2. Any of various similar or related plants.

[Middle English holin, holi, from Old English holen.]

holly

(ˈhɒlɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. (Plants) any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex, such as the Eurasian I. aquifolium, having bright red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
2. (Plants) branches of any of these trees, used for Christmas decorations
3. (Plants) holly oak another name for holm oak
[Old English holegn; related to Old Norse hulfr, Old High German hulis, German Hulst, Old Slavonic kolja prick]

Holly

(ˈhɒlɪ)
n
(Biography) Buddy. real name Charles Harden Holley. 1936–59, US rock-and-roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His hits (all 1956–59) include "That'll be the Day", "Maybe Baby", "Peggy Sue", "Oh, Boy", "Think It Over", and "It Doesn't Matter Anymore"

hol•ly

(ˈhɒl i)

n., pl. -lies.
1. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex, as I. opaca or I. aquifolium, with glossy leaves and red berries.
2. the foliage and berries, used esp. for Christmas decoration.
[before 1150; Middle English holi(e),holyn, Old English hole(g)n, akin to Old Saxon, Old High German hulis, Welsh celyn, Irish cuillean holly]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edgesholly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
genus Ilex, Ilex - a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)
Ilex decidua, possum haw, winterberry, bearberry - deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
evergreen winterberry, gallberry, gall-berry, Ilex glabra, inkberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
Ilex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea, mate - South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
American holly, Christmas holly - an evergreen tree
low gallberry holly - an evergreen shrub
tall gallberry holly - an evergreen shrub
yaupon holly - an evergreen shrub
deciduous holly - a holly tree
juneberry holly - a holly shrub
largeleaf holly - a holly tree
Geogia holly - a holly shrub
common winterberry holly - a holly shrub
smooth winterberry holly - a holly shrub
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.Holly - United States rock star (1936-1959)
Translations
شجرة البَهْشِيَّه دائِمَة الخُضْرَهنَبَاتُ شَائِكُ الَأطْراف
cesmína
kristtornkristtjørn
piikkipaatsama
božikovina
magyalkrisztustövis
jólaviîur, kristòyrnir
セイヨウヒイラギ
호랑가시나무
bugienis
akmeņozols
cezmína
järnek
ต้นฮอลลี่
çoban püskülüdikenli defne
cây nhựa ruồi

holly

[ˈhɒlɪ]
A. Nacebo m
B. CPD holly berry Nbaya f de acebo
holly tree Nacebo m

holly

[ˈhɒli]
nhoux m
a sprig of holly → un brin de houx
modif
a holly leaf → une feuille de houx
a holly bush → un buisson de houx
a holly berry → une baie de houx

holly

n
(= tree)Stechpalme f, → Ilex m; holly berryStechpalmenfrucht f
(= foliage)Stechpalme (→ nzweige pl) f

holly

[ˈhɒlɪ] n (also holly tree) → agrifoglio

holly

(ˈholi) noun
a type of evergreen tree or bush with prickly leaves and red berries.

holly

نَبَاتُ شَائِكُ الَأطْراف cesmína kristtorn Stechpalme λιόπρινο acebo piikkipaatsama houx božikovina agrifoglio セイヨウヒイラギ 호랑가시나무 hulst kristtorn ostrokrzew azevinho остролист järnek ต้นฮอลลี่ çoban püskülü cây nhựa ruồi 冬青树
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