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  5  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  holly 
  n  :  any  tree  or  shrub  of  the  genus  Ilex 
 
  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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