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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges.

Usage examples (34)
  • A gleaming circle wreathed in holly and drooping with vines end flowers stood out from a dark, in -
  • And … to celebrate this fine time, the StarShipSofa has decked herself out in holly, tinsel and mistletoe.
  • And I got some wild holly, which is very pretty indeed; it has very glossy and prickery leaves.
  • Felling company owner Paul Otto said the tree was a Quercus ilex, commonly known as a holly oak. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: Something "holey: contains holes. "Holly" is a plant with bright red berries. To be "holy" is to be religious. "Wholly" means altogether.
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