Definition of holly in English:
A widely distributed evergreen shrub, typically having prickly dark green leaves, small white flowers, and red berries.
- Genus Ilex, family Aquifoliaceae: many species, in particular I. aquifolium
- Both deciduous and evergreen hollies are much loved for their berries, which range in color from orange and red to yellow and black.
- And then there are the usual green plants with red berries such as hollies and barberry, and old garden roses with showy hips.
- Some popular small trees and shrubs with birds are: blueberries, elderberries, hollies, cherries, and dogwoods.
Middle English holi, shortened form of Old English holegn, holen, of Germanic origin; related to German Hulst.
Words that rhyme with hollyBarbirolli, brolly, collie, dolly, folly, golly, jolly, lolly, Mollie, molly, nollie, Ollie, polly, poly, trolley, volley, wally
Definition of holly in:
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