Definitions for hollyˈhɒl i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex, as I. opaca or I. aquifolium, with glossy leaves and red berries.
the foliage and berries, used esp. for Christmas decoration.
Origin of holly:
bef. 1150; ME holi(e),holyn, OE hole(g)n, akin to OS, OHG hulis, Welsh celyn, Ir cuillean holly
any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
Holly, Buddy Holly, Charles Hardin Holley(noun)
United States rock star (1936-1959)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a tree with thick green, spiky leaves and red berries
a sprig of holly
Any of various shrubs or (mostly) small trees, of the genus Ilex, either evergreen or deciduous, used as decoration especially at Christmas.
The wood from this tree.
Any of several unrelated plant species likened to Ilex because of their prickly, evergreen foliage and/or round, bright-red berries
, from the name of the tree.
Origin: holly, shortening of holin, from holegn, from huli- (compare Dutch/German hulst, Old Norse hulfr), from kol 'prickly' (compare Welsh celyn 'holly', Russian kolos 'ear of wheat', Albanian kallí 'straw, chaff', Sanskrit kaţambá 'arrow'), from *kel 'to cut' (compare Old Church Slavonic kolja 'to prick').
a tree or shrub of the genus Ilex. The European species (Ilex Aguifolium) is best known, having glossy green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing berries that turn red or yellow about Michaelmas
the holm oak. See 1st Holm
Ilex, or holly, is a genus of 400 to 600 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and the only living genus in that family. The species are evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs, and climbers from tropics to temperate zones worldwide.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'holly' in Nouns Frequency: #3027
Translations for holly
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of evergreen tree or bush with prickly leaves and red berries.
- huls, steekpalmAfrikaans
- شجرة البَهْشِيَّه دائِمَة الخُضْرَهArabic
- бодлива зеленикаBulgarian
- azevinhoPortuguese (BR)
- die StechpalmeGerman
- kristtorn; kristtjørnDanish
- درخت راجFarsi
- אֶדֶר מָצוּיHebrew
- एक प्रकार का सदाबहार वृक्षHindi
- pohon holiIndonesian
- jólaviður, kristþyrnirIcelandic
- 감탕나뭇과의 나무의 총칭Korean
- pokok holiMalay
- درخت راجPersian
- د راج ونهPashto
- božje drevceSlovenian
- ต้นฮอลลี เป็นพืชที่มีผลสีแดงThai
- dikenli defneTurkish
- 冬青Chinese (Trad.)
- падуб, гостролистUkrainian
- ایک سدابہار جھاڑی جس کے پتے سبز اور پھل سرخ ہوتا ہےUrdu
- cây nhựa ruồiVietnamese
- 冬青Chinese (Simp.)
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