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[hol-ee] /ˈhɒl i/
noun, plural hollies.
any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex, as I. opaca (American holly) the state tree of Delaware, or I. aquifolium (English holly) having glossy, spiny-toothed leaves, small, whitish flowers, and red berries.
the foliage and berries, used for decoration, especially during the Christmas season.
noun (pl) -lies
any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex, such as the Eurasian I. aquifolium, having bright red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
branches of any of these trees, used for Christmas decorations
holly oak, another name for holm oak
Buddy. real name Charles Harden Holley. 1936–59, US rock-and-roll singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His hits (all 1956–59) include “That’ll be the Day”, “Maybe Baby”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh, Boy”, “Think It Over”, and “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”
mid-15c., earlier holin (mid-12c.), shortening of Old English holegn “holly,” from Proto-Germanic *hulin- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German hulis, Old Norse hulfr, Middle Dutch huls, Dutch, German hulst “holly”), cognate with Middle Irish cuilenn, Welsh celyn, Gaelic cuilionn “holly,” probably all from PIE root *kel- “to prick” (cf. Old Church Slavonic kolja “to prick,” Russian kolos “ear of corn”), in reference to its leaves. French houx “holly” is from Frankish *huls or some other Germanic source.
noun 1. a large oboe, a fifth lower in pitch than the ordinary oboe, having a pear-shaped bell and producing a mellow tone. noun 1. (music) another name for cor anglais
noun 1. an iris, Iris xiphiodes, native to the Pyrenees, having two or three deep purple-blue flowers with golden patches.
[ing-gli-shiz-uh m or, often, -li-] /ˈɪŋ glɪˌʃɪz əm or, often, -lɪ-/ noun 1. a Briticism. 2. attachment to what is . /ˈɪŋɡlɪˌʃɪzəm/ noun (mainly US) 1. an English custom, practice, etc 2. a word or expression not found in forms of English other than British English; Anglicism 3. high regard for English customs, institutions, etc
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. Also called English laurel. a rosaceous evergreen shrub or small tree, Prunus laurocerasus, of Eurasia, having clusters of white flowers and dark purple fruit. 2. . noun 1. a Eurasian rosaceous evergreen shrub, Prunus laurocerasus, having glossy aromatic leaves, white flowers, and purplish-black fruits