from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Holly, Ilex Aquifolium. The knee-hulver is Ruscus aculeatus, the butcher's broom; the sea-hulver is Eryngium maritimum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.

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  • noun obsolete holly, an evergreen shrub or tree


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Old English hulfere, probably akin to English holly.


  • A fine younk lady is willin to come down with the kole, and the hulver headed hulk wants to raise the wind on his own father!

    Anna St. Ives

  • Save hulver and thorn, thereof flail for to make. "

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • ` uvular pronunciation of/r/'; burdock, formed on bur (r); carl hemp, Scand golland and variant gowan, possibly akin to E gold; hulver, ling, seal ` willow,' and seave ` the rush. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 3


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