ilex definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various woods or shrubs for the genus Ilex; holly.
    • holm oak (Quercus ilex)
    • any one of several trees or bushes regarding the genus Ilex
    • The holm-oak (Quercus Ilex).
    • A genus of evergreen trees and shrubs, like the common holly.
    • A genus of timber, of this natural order Ilicine√¶, or holly tribe.
    • [lowercase] A tree or shrub with this genus.
    • The holm-oak or holly-oak, Quercus Ilex, the leaves of which notably resemble those of the genus Ilex. See slice (fig. 4) under oak, 1.
    • a sizable genus of dicotyledonous bushes of household Aquifoliaceae which have tiny blossoms and fruits (including hollies)

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