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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Mediterranean evergreen tree (Quercus ilex) having entire or toothed leaves with a dark green upper surface and a yellowish or white lower surface. Also called holly oak.

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  • n. An evergreen tree, Quercus ilex, native to the Mediterranean region

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood
  • n. hard wood of the holm oak tree

Etymologies

Middle English holm, alteration of holin, holly; see holly.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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