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Definition of the noun american holly

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  1. an evergreen tree
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of American holly: Christmas holly
    • more generic terms: holly = any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges; poisonous plant = a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism

Alternative definition of the noun american holly


  1. A species of holly, native to the eastern United States, Ilex opaca

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Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

The American holly (/. opaca, Aiton) so nearly resembles the European type, that it has been supposed identical with or at least only a variety of it. It differs from the European chiefly in its foliage being less glossy, its berries less bright, and its ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Trees (2005)

Volume 1: North America by M.M. Grandtner

Ilex arenicola Ashe Ilex cumulicola Small Ilex pygmaea McFarlin e dune American holly; dune holly, hummock holly, scrub holly f houx d' Amérique ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

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

English: holly, American holly North America: American holly, white holly /. paraguariensis A. St.-Hil. English: Paraguay tea South America: arbol del mate, mat6, yerba mata, yerba mate Brazil: baguasu /. pedunculosa Miq. (Ilex pedunculosa f.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

American Holly Paraguayensie. "Mate," Paraguay Tea- plant, S. American Holly eideroxyloides. Dominica Oak verticillata. Swamp Winter-berry vomitoria. Carolina or South Sea Tea- plant, Emetic Holly Illecebrum .

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

Nemopanthes, and the Sea-holly, Kryngium mariti- mum; South American Holly , Ilex paraguensis. Tho North American Holly is the Hex opaca, found along the entire Atlantic coast of the United States. H Obvious compound : Holly -sprinkled.

Google previewDirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs (2016)

by Michael A. Dirr

American holly Considered by many gardeners the finest tree-type evergreen holly. The best forms have a densely pyramidal growth habit, dark green foliage, and abundant red fruit. leaves are 11⁄2 to 31⁄2 in. in length, with widely spaced, ...

Google previewThe Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs (2014)

by Jim Gardiner

See Cornus sericea American holly. See Ilex opaca American smokewood. See Cotinus obovatus angelica tree. See Aralia elata Apache plume. See Fallugia paradoxa apple rose. See Rosa villosa arrayan. See Luma apiculata Australian ...

Google previewThe twentieth century home encyclopedia and gazetteer (1904)

who is who? Embraces over six thousand short biographies

The North American holly is found along the entire Atlantic coast of the United States. Holly, Willis, journalist and ublic official ; born Stamford, Conn., uly 4, ...

Google previewCompanion to the British and American Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeias Arranged in the Form of a Dictionary (1890)

by Lawrence T. Ashwell

American Holly. Habitat, America.

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia of Practical Knowledge Containing Practical and Systematic Treatises on Subjects Connected with the Interests of Every Individual, Alphabetically Arranged, and Especially Designed for Popular Use ... (1886)

by F. M. Chapman, Charles C. Chapman

The American holly is native in the eastern portion of the United States, and is more hardy than the other. The tree, and especially the berries, are exceedingly beautiful. Hollyhock, a tall, old-fashioned plant of the ma]low family, producing large ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The American holly (/. opaca, Aiton) so nearly resembles the European type, that it has been supposed identical with or at least only a variety of it. It differs from the European chiefly in its foliage being less glossy, its berries less bright, and its ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (2004)

by Tova Navarra

opaca, (American holly), vomitoria (Indian holly 91.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mind Enhancing Foods, Drugs and Nutritional Substances, 2d ed. (2015)

by David W. Group

Bartholomew's tea, South American holly, yerba. Effects: A caffeine-like stimulant ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Delaware (2001)

by Nancy Capace

STATE TREE The American holly, Ilex opaca Aiton, was adopted as the official State tree of Delaware in 1939. It is also called the holly, white holly, evergreen holly, and boxwood. It is native to the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and the Mississippi ...

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

The cape-holly is Cro- coxylon cxcelsum, the knee-holly, liusciis aculeatus, the mountain-holly, Ncmopanthes, and the sea-holly, Eryngium maritimum ; South American holly, Ilex paraguensis. The North American holly is the Ilex opacn, found ...

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Small photo of American holly branch sprig (iilex opaca) with leaves and berries isolated on white for Christmas. The female holly tree has red berries.Small photo of Sparrow on American Holly BranchSmall photo of American Holly also known as Ilex opaca. Grows in most of the US and used as decorations during the Christmas Season.Small photo of Sprig of green American Holly leaves and red berries isolated against a white background.Small photo of Eastern Bluebird with American Holly Berry More...

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