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