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  • n. A bitter alkaloid found in holly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The bitter principle of the holly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The non-nitrogenous bitter principle of Ilex Aquifolium. It forms brownish-yellow crystals, is very bitter, and is said to have febrifuge qualities.

Etymologies

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Ilex +‎ -in

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