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Meaning of HOLLY

Pronunciation:  'hâlee, 'hâlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  United States rock star (1936-1959)
  2. [n]  any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges

HOLLY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: Buddy Holly, Charles Hardin Holley
 See Also: American holly, angiospermous tree, ballad maker, bearberry, Christmas holly, common winterberry holly, deciduous holly, evergreen winterberry, flowering tree, gallberry, genus Ilex, Geogia holly, Ilex, Ilex decidua, Ilex glabra, Ilex paraguariensis, inkberry, juneberry holly, largeleaf holly, low gallberry holly, mate, Paraguay tea, possum haw, rock star, smooth winterberry holly, songster, songwriter, tall gallberry holly, winterberry, yaupon holly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hol"ly\, adv.
    Wholly. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \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
    {Holly rose} (Bot.), a West Indian shrub, with showy, yellow
       flowers ({Turnera ulmifolia}).
    {Sea holly} (Bot.), a species of Eryngium. See {Eryngium}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing holly in your dream, represents holiday festivities and memories of friends and family.