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English Dictionary: holly by the DICT Development Group
5 results for holly
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
holly
n
  1. any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
  2. United States rock star (1936-1959)
    Synonym(s): Holly, Buddy Holly, Charles Hardin Holley
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Holm \Holm\, n. [OE., prob. from AS. holen holly; as the holly
      is also called holm. See {Holly}.] (Bot.)
      A common evergreen oak, of Europe ({Quercus Ilex}); -- called
      also {ilex}, and {holly}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Holly \Hol"ly\, adv.
      Wholly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Holly \Hol"ly\, n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen, holegn; akin to
      D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn, Armor. kelen, Gael.
      cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st {Holm}, {Hulver}.]
      1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus {Ilex}. The European
            species ({Ilex Aguifolium}) is best known, having glossy
            green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing
            berries that turn red or yellow about Michaelmas.
  
      Note: The holly is much used to adorn churches and houses, at
               Christmas time, and hence is associated with scenes of
               good will and rejoicing. It is an evergreen tree, and
               has a finegrained, heavy, white wood. Its bark is used
               as a febrifuge, and the berries are violently purgative
               and emetic. The American holly is the {Ilex opaca}, and
               is found along the coast of the United States, from
               Maine southward. --Gray.
  
      2. (Bot.) The holm oak. See 1st {Holm}.
  
      {Holly-leaved oak} (Bot.), the black scrub oak. See {Scrub
            oak}.
  
      {Holly rose} (Bot.), a West Indian shrub, with showy, yellow
            flowers ({Turnera ulmifolia}).
  
      {Sea holly} (Bot.), a species of Eryngium. See {Eryngium}.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Holly, CO (town, FIPS 37215)
      Location: 38.05562 N, 102.12399 W
      Population (1990): 877 (421 housing units)
      Area: 1.9 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 81047
   Holly, MI (village, FIPS 38700)
      Location: 42.79902 N, 83.62258 W
      Population (1990): 5595 (2158 housing units)
      Area: 7.2 sq km (land), 0.8 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 48442
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