[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.
[hol-ee] /ˈhɒl i/
Buddy (Charles Hardin Holley) 1936–59, U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist.
a female or male given name.
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.
[hol-ee-hok, -hawk] /ˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk/ noun 1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Alcea (or Althaea), of the mallow family, native to Eurasia, especially A. rosea, a tall plant having a long cluster of showy, variously colored flowers. /ˈhɒlɪˌhɒk/ noun 1. a tall widely cultivated malvaceous plant, Althaea rosea, with stout hairy stems […]
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[hol-ee-woo d] /ˈhɒl iˌwʊd/ noun 1. the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry. 2. a city in SE Florida, near Miami: seaside resort. /ˈhɒlɪˌwʊd/ noun 1. a NW suburb of Los Angeles, California: centre of the American film industry. Pop: 167 664 (2000) 2. region near Los Angeles, named […]