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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.]
(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
an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of E Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly.
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|Noun||1.||holm 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 holly; yields a hard wood|