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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

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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
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The park also houses an important representation of holm oaks, cork oaks, quejigares, pine forests of black pine, junipers and riverbank forests.
One holly tree has died, and seven beech, horse chestnut, holm oaks and poplars with preservation orders are dying.
One of the main signs of this decay is the alarming lack of regeneration of trees in a large part of the dehesas of the national territory, with populations of old holm oaks where young individuals are scarce or do not exist (Siscart, Diego and Lloret, 1999; Pulido and Diaz, 2005; Leiva et al.
Given this imperative need, and there are few studies focused on this issue, it is necessary to evaluate and know the temporal dynamics of the use of holm oak area land in the last few decades.
And it would dramatically shift vegetation in the region, famed for umbrella pines, olive groves, and holm oaks.
Until now, the large bat had been located in mountainous regions such as the Eastern Pyrenees, the Cantabrian Mountains, the central mountain range or open Mediterranean landscapes where oaks, holm oaks and pines dominate.
In and around the Olympic village, acacias and evergreen Holm oaks are given prominence.
Two beautiful firecrests were showing well at Bodlondeb Park, Conwy in the Holm oaks and holly trees behind the Butterfly Jungle.
Beyond the cultivated areas it is just possible to make out some hills topped with matorral, and a few more covered with scattered trees that look like pines and holm oaks, and some forested valleys in the distance.
The result is that, in most areas, there is no sign of short-term replacement of Aleppo pines by holm oaks.