Part of speech: noun

A tree or shrub with white flowers and red berries. See illus.

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Usage examples "holly":

  1. She has only a tape, the length of the garden, to do it with, and, as the holly hedge is so thick and dense, she must make all her measurements inside. - "Amusements in Mathematics", Henry Ernest Dudeney.
  2. The March sun was pouring down upon them, and there was a robin singing, quite undisturbed by their presence, in a holly- bush near. - "Elizabeth's Campaign", Mrs. Humphrey Ward.
  3. There was grass under the gate, broken blinds, and a branch of dead holly on the door; all that was left of an old decoration. - "Letters from my Windmill", Alphonse Daudet.