Definition of holly oak in English:

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holly oak

noun

The holm oak or the kermes oak, both of which have tough evergreen leaves that are reminiscent of holly leaves.
Example sentences
  • The holly oaks in the sacks have a good chance of surviving - according to the data we have, an 80 percent chance.’
  • The northern side instead, known as ‘the cold zone’, is characterized by high underwood, with holly oak, white oak, hornbeam and broom.

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Syllabification: hol·ly oak

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