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i·lex

 (ī′lĕks′)
n.
1. See holly.
2. See holm oak.

[Middle English, holm oak, from Latin īlex.]

ilex

(ˈaɪlɛks)
n
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]

holm′ oak`


n.
an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of E Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ilex - a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)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
Translations

ilex

[ˈaɪleks] Nencina f

ilex

n
(= holm oak)Steineiche f, → Immergrüneiche f
(= holly)Ilex f, → Stechpalme f
References in classic literature ?
Through the speckled shadow of the great deodar-forests; through oak feathered and plumed with ferns; birch, ilex, rhododendron, and pine, out on to the bare hillsides' slippery sunburnt grass, and back into the woodlands' coolth again, till oak gave way to bamboo and palm of the valley, the lama swung untiring.
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The Winterberries (Ilex verticillata cultivars) are leaf-droppers, the better to flaunt their heavy clusters of large bright red berries.
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The two main species are Ilex alterclarensis and Ilex aquifolium, both of which can reach up to 20 metres (70') if left untrimmed and so regular annual trimming with secateurs will be necessary in spring to keep the plants down to a manageable size.
Also, students following the ILEX route will be exempt from completing a training contract if they are in qualifying employment.