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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The last one flipped Agnes into a holly bush.
▪ Next step you would think is to go to the garden centre and look for holly bushes with boy and girl names?
▪ The holly bush went to give the cameras a clearer view.
▪ Even in winter there were blood red berries on the holly bushes.
▪ A holly tree grew from the place where Scathach had lain.
▪ He did not care to know how many female holly trees a single male could bring to berry.
▪ The thin dead twigs from a holly tree will start a fire even if gathered wet and then merely shaken.
▪ Unusual numbers of dead holly trees with senescent branches or main trunks; 2.
▪ It passed in a flash of man-made, unnatural colour, glittering here and there and brighter than a winter holly tree.
▪ The holly tree shrank, then burst out again, swelling into the shape of a woman.
▪ And what would happen to a rabbit who left the shelter of the holly tree and ran down the path?
▪ A holly tree grew from the place where Scathach had lain.
▪ All the same, she put a little more plastic holly in the shop-window.
▪ And some species of lily and holly and camellia.
▪ Don't use holly or yew, they're poisonous.
▪ For holly ribbon, thinly roll out some of the burgundy icing and cut out small holly leaf shapes.
▪ For a start, try leaves of lime, poplar, sycamore, holly, dandelion and groundsel.
▪ She saw Gabriel pinning holly to one of the black beams in her house.
▪ The forests are mostly mixes of loblolly pine and sweet gum, with a holly and huckleberry understory.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Holm \Holm\ (h[=o]m; 277), 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., earlier holin (mid-12c.), shortening of Old English holegn "holly," from Proto-Germanic *hulin- (cognates: Old Saxon, Old High German hulis, Old Norse hulfr, Middle Dutch huls, Dutch, German hulst "holly"), cognate with Middle Irish cuilenn, Welsh celyn, Gaelic cuilionn "holly," probably all from PIE root *kel- (5) "to prick" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic kolja "to prick," Russian kolos "ear of corn"), in reference to its leaves. French houx "holly" is from Frankish *huls or some other Germanic source.


n. 1 Any of various shrubs or (mostly) small trees, of the genus ''Ilex'', either evergreen or deciduous, used as decoration especially at Christmas. 2 The wood from this tree. 3 (context with a qualifier English) Any of several unrelated plant species likened to ''Ilex'' because of their prickly, evergreen foliage and/or round, bright-red berry

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

  2. United States rock star (1936-1959) [syn: Buddy Holly, Charles Hardin Holley]

Holly, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
Population (2000): 1048
Housing Units (2000): 449
Land area (2000): 0.754751 sq. miles (1.954797 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.754751 sq. miles (1.954797 sq. km)
FIPS code: 37215
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 38.054520 N, 102.125398 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 81047
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Holly, CO
Holly, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
Population (2000): 6135
Housing Units (2000): 2509
Land area (2000): 2.782797 sq. miles (7.207410 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.291550 sq. miles (0.755112 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.074347 sq. miles (7.962522 sq. km)
FIPS code: 38700
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.797317 N, 83.623496 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48442
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Holly, MI
Holly (disambiguation)

Holly is a genus of about 400 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae.

Holly may also refer to:

Holly (Red Dwarf)

Holly is a fictional character in the science fiction situation comedy Red Dwarf. The character has been played by Norman Lovett (series I, II, VII, VIII) and Hattie Hayridge (series III, IV, V).

Holly (film)

Holly is a 2006 drama film about an American stolen artifacts dealer in Cambodia who tries to save a young girl from child traffickers. The film was directed by Guy Moshe, and stars Ron Livingston, Chris Penn (in his final film appearance), and Thuy Nguyen.

Shot on location in Cambodia, it includes many scenes in actual brothels in the notorious red light district of Phnom Penh.

Holly (album)

Holly is the debut album from Canadian singer-songwriter Justin Nozuka. The album was named after his mother Holly. It was first released on March 19, 2007 in the United Kingdom and April 3, 2007 in Canada. It was then released in the United States on April 15, 2008 by Glassnote Records, peaking at numbers 6 and 30 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts. To promote the album, Nozuka toured across North America with appearances at talk shows.


Ilex , or holly, is a genus of 400 to 600 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and the only living genus in that family. The species are evergreen or deciduous trees, shrubs, and climbers from tropics to temperate zones worldwide.

Holly (name)

Holly is an English-language surname and given name.

Holly is a special name and known as As an English or Irish surname (variant Holley) it is either locational, ultimately derived an Old English hol lēah "[dwelling by] the clearing by the hollow", or descriptive, from hol-ēage "hollow-eyed". In Ireland, it was also used as a translation of the name Mac Cuilinn, which is derived from cuileann, the Gaelic name of the holly tree, and by extension sometimes of the similar sounding McQuillan surname of Ulster. The masculine names Holly, Hollie were derived from the surname, but have mostly fallen out of use since the mid 20th century due to the rise in popularity of the feminine name. Hollis is an English surname derived from a Middle English holis "[dwelling by] holly trees"; it was also used as a masculine given name.

Holly (variant Hollie) was first used as a feminine given name in the 20th century, as a "botanical" girl's name, in reference to, or at least secondarily associated with, the holly tree. While the feminine name is on record in the United States since the 1930s, its surge in popularity was due to Holly Golightly, the socialite protagonist in Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958), which was made into a film starring Audrey Hepburn in 1961. The name of this character is stated to be short for Holiday (rather than a reference to the plant). The name peaked in popularity in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, and has declined since, ranking at #380 in the United States as of 2009. It was popularly given in England and Wales during the 2000s, staying in the top 30 girls' names throughout 1996–2012, with a peak at rank #12 in 2002 (and dropping to rank #33 as of 2013). A tendency to give the name to girls born on or near Christmas has also been observed. More recent eccentric spellings of the feminine name include Holli (1970s), Holleigh, Hollee, Hollye.

Holly (automobile company)

The Holly Motor Company of Mount Holly, New Jersey was founded in 1913 from the left-overs of the Otto-Gas Engine Company.

Holly (song)

"Holly" is a song written by Craig Smith and performed by Andy Williams. The song reached #4 on the adult contemporary chart and #113 on the Billboard chart in 1967.

Usage examples of "holly".

The boldness of his entrance into their holly of holies, his affrontery, the ease with which he had taken their prisoner from them had impressed them, while the fact that Sobito, a witch-doctor, had fled from him in terror had assured them of his supernatural origin.

A manufactory for making candied roots of the Sea Holly was established at Colchester, by Robert Burton, an apothecary, in the seventeenth century, as they were considered both antiscorbutic, and excellent for health.

It is the fruit of a mistletoe that loves only certain treesapple, alder, hazel, holly and willow, elder, oak, banksia and elm, birch and blackthorn.

Judith MacDonald, Susan Hunt and her sister Holly, the Boise gang, and many others, for their thoughtful gifts of wine, drawings, rosaries, chocolate, Celtic music, soap, statuary, pressed heather from Culloden, handkerchiefs with echidnas, Maori pens, English teas, garden trowels, and other miscellanea meant to boost my spirits and keep me writing far past the point of exhaustion.

This, as far as we could judge from the accounts of foresters, was somewhere in the Gullet dingle among a thicket of hollies above the Dead Oaks, and where tradition says Sire John Oldcastle lay hid during three days when our house at Birtsmereton was searched by the bloodhounds of the Archbishop Arundel, and even our secret room in the pannelled chamber was considered to be unsafe.

Holly smiled back, blonde and serene, her beauty given an extraordinary dimension by those particoloured eyes, one blue, the other a startling violet.

With healthy provers, who have taken the Sea Holly experimentally in toxical doses of varying strength the sexual energies and instincts became always depressed.

Holly had thought that Rellie and I might fancy one another, but Rellie had never been more than coolly courteous to me.

Holly, had thought that Rellie and I might fancy one another, but Rellie had never been more than coolly courteous to me.

First General Scalene, then Commander Root, and now Holly and Artemis Fowl.

Holly brought him hither, or he brought Holly, because of an ancient, lying screed that Amenartas wrote upon a sherd, which from age to age had passed down in his race, urging some descendant of her blood to find me out and slay me, for this Egyptian fool thought that I could be slain.

All over Erith, in hovels and bothies, in cottages and crofts, in marketplaces, smithies, and workshops, in barracks, taverns, malt-houses, and inns, in manor houses, stately homes, and Towers, in halls and keeps, castles and palaces, they set holly garlands on rooftrees, ivy festoons around inglenooks, sprays of mistletoe above the doors and strobiled wreaths of pine and fir and spruce on every available projection.

He used energy from frustration and trepidation to channel strong spells of protection and discipline into the main gauche for Tinne Holly.

He kept his senses focused on Holly until he felt Tinne had achieved the proper contemplative state.

He lowered his eyelids and tried for the sensual look that Tinne Holly had demonstrated.