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African holly

Definition of the noun african holly

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  1. woolly-stemmed biennial arborescent shrub of tropical Africa and southern Asia having silvery-white prickly branches, clusters of blue or white flowers, and bright red berries resembling holly berries
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Solanum giganteum
    • more generic word: nightshade = any of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: African holly, Cape holly, water wood Southern Africa: without; sijarira ( Shona) S. Rhodesia: sijarira Nigeria: diamhe (Fula) /. mitis (L.) Radlk. var. mitis ( Ilex capensis Sond.) English: Cape holly, wild holly, watertree Southern Africa: ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America (2015)

by Mwalimu J. Shujaa, Kenya J. Shujaa

Today, the dye plants used by the Swaziland women include sweet thorn, mountain aloe, tassel berry, velvet bushwillow, African holly, wild teak, nana berry, lowveld star chestnut, water berry, khaki weed, natal mahogany, and buffalo thorn, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2013)

by Scott Elias, Cary Mock

and Ilexmitis (African holly)) persisted inthe lowlands of southern ...

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