genus Ilex


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Noun1.genus Ilex - a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)genus 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
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It's not a strict taxonomic term in the sense that holly means one of the plants belonging to the genus Ilex.