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)
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
A female given name from English.
Grandma said, "I used to know a little girl called Holly - she always had her dresses trimmed with red or green." Milly-Molly-Mandy thought that was quite a nice name.
A topographic surname​.
A male given name transferred from the surname.
Origin: English Wikipedia has an article on:Holly (name)Wikipedia
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
Origin: [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st Holm, Hulver.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hol′i, n. an evergreen shrub having leathery, shining, and spinous leaves and scarlet or yellow berries, much used for Christmas decorations. [A.S. holegn; cf. W. celyn, Ir. cuileann.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'holly' in Nouns Frequency: #3027
The numerical value of holly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of holly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of holly in a Sentence
'Out upon merry Christmas What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer... If I could work my will,' said Scrooge indignantly, 'every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' upon his lips should be boiled with his won pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should'
The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went to get a prescription for glasses, i had to wear these Buddy Holly glasses. One had a blue lens and one had a red lens. And I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read, and I think I got three right. Then they put a computer on my eyes, showing where my eyes went when I read. My eyes would jump four words and go back two words, and I also had a little bit of a lazy eye, like a crossed eye, which they always have to correct in photos.
Holly Holm went out like a champion. I have so much respect for this woman.
Everybody’s great. Holly is tired, but she’s fine. Riley came right out and as soon as he heard Holly’s voice, he smiled. He has hair like Elvis — a full head of black hair. The doctor said he came out looking like a 2-year-old.
I love Holly very much and I think we're going to be together the rest of my life, but marriage isn't part of my puzzle. It's not a personal thing; I just haven't had much luck with marriages.
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Translations for holly
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- grèvolCatalan, Valencian
- celynen, celynWelsh
- Stechpalme, HülseGerman
- iileks, astelpõõsasEstonian
- cuileannScottish Gaelic
- magyal, krisztustövisHungarian
- セイヨウヒイラギ, 犬黄楊, モチノキ, ホリーJapanese
- didzéłchííʼNavajo, Navaho
- agreu, grefuèlh, agrèvol, grifolOccitan
- wayusa, asiwuQuechua
- ilice, laurRomanian
- golosti, olosti, alase, bolostruSardinian
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