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Related to Ilexes: Quercus ilex
[Middle English, holm oak, from Latin īlex.]
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]
an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of E Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly.
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|Noun||1.||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
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges