Definitions of holly
  1. noun
    any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
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    Ilex decidua, bearberry, possum haw, winterberry
    deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States
    Ilex glabra, evergreen winterberry, gall-berry, gallberry, inkberry
    evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
    Ilex paraguariensis, Paraguay tea, mate
    South American holly; leaves used in making a drink like tea
    American holly, Christmas holly
    an evergreen tree
    low gallberry holly
    an evergreen shrub
    tall gallberry holly
    an evergreen shrub
    yaupon holly
    an evergreen shrub
    deciduous holly
    a holly tree
    juneberry holly
    a holly shrub
    largeleaf holly
    a holly tree
    Geogia holly
    a holly shrub
    common winterberry holly
    a holly shrub
    smooth winterberry holly
    a holly shrub
    type of:
    angiospermous tree, flowering tree
    any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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