Definitions for ilexˈaɪ lɛks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

i•lexˈaɪ lɛks(n.)

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: holm oak.

Origin of ilex:

1350–1400; ME < L

i•lexˈaɪ lɛks(n.)

  1. Category: Plants

    Ref: holly (def. 1). 1 1

Origin of ilex:

1555–65; < NL, L īlexilex1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ilex, genus Ilex(noun)

    a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ilex(noun)

    the holm oak (Quercus Ilex)

  2. Ilex(noun)

    a genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, including the common holly

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ilex

    A plant genus of the family AQUIFOLIACEAE. The common name of 'holly' usually refers to this genus but may sometimes refer to similar looking plants of the MAHONIA or QUERCUS genus.


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