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  • n. A yellow dye obtained from holly leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A yellow dye obtained from the leaves of the holly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crystalline coloring matter found in the leaves of holly. It forms a yellow dye on cloth prepared with alumina or iron mordants.

Etymologies

From Ilex and xanthin. (Wiktionary)

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