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an evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood


plant noun (plants and fungi)



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Princeton WordNet


Quercus ilex [species] | chêne vert [French] | encina [Spanish] | evergreen oak | holly-leaved oak | holly oak | holm | holm oak | holm tree | ilex | yeuse [French] | Q. ilex [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)


Quercus ilex [species] | Holm Oak | Holly Oak

a large evergreen oak native to the Mediterranean region. It takes its name from holm, an ancient name for holly. It's known by the names azinheira in Portuguese, encina in Spanish, carrasca in Aragonese, alzina in Catalan, leccio in Italian, chêne... (41 of 863 words, 4 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

holm oak | holm [synonym] | holly oak [synonym] | ilex [synonym] | Quercus ilex [species] | evergreen oak

an evergreen Mediterranean oak treewidely planted for ornament: the leaves are holly-like when young but become smooth-edged with age (19 of 279 words, 1 usage example)


Oxford Dictionary:

holm oak | evergreen oak [synonym] | ilex [synonym] | Quercus ilex [species] | Fagaceae [family, member of]

an evergreen southern European oak, which has dark green glossy leaves. | (11 of 54 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

holm oak | holly oak | Quercus ilex [species]

A Mediterranean evergreen tree "(Quercus ilex") having entire or toothed leaves with a dark green upper surface and a yellowish or white lower ... (23 of 42 words)



holm oak | Quercus ilex [species]

a southern European evergreen oak (5 of 21 words)

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New World Dictionary:

holm oak | Quercus ilex [species, sense-specific]

a southern European evergreen oak of the beech family, with hollylike leaves | its wood (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions)


Random House Dictionary:

holm oak | Quercus ilex [species]

an evergreen oak of southern Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly. (13 of 17 words)



holm oak | holm oaks [plural] | holly oak [synonym] | ilex [synonym] | Quercus ilex [species] | chêne vert [French] | chênes verts [French, plural] | holly oaks [plural] | yeuse [French] | ...

An evergreen tree, Quercus ilex, native to the Mediterranean region (10 of 11 words)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

oak [tree] | Quercus [genus]

any of about 450 species of ornamental and timber trees and shrubs constituting the genus Quercus in the beech family, distributed throughout the ... (23 of 547 words, 12 images)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

oak | live oak | acorn

any tree or shrub of the genus "Quercus" of the family Fagaceae (beech family). This complex genus includes as many as 600, found chiefly in north ... (26 of 428 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

oak | oaks [plural]

[countable] a large tree that can live for a very long time and produces small hard fruits called acorns ; [uncountable] wood from an oak tree (26 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a large tree that is common especially in northern countries, or the hard wood of this tree (17 of 37 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)


Encarta Dictionary:

holm oak | holm oaks [plural] | Quercus ilex [species] | holms [trees, plural] | holly oak [trees] | holly oaks [trees, plural]

a broad-leaved evergreen tree grown widely for ornament. Native to: southern Europe. (12 of 28 words)

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