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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun (Chem.) The bitter principle of the holly.

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  • noun organic chemistry A bitter alkaloid found in holly.

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Ilex +‎ -in

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