What does the word holly mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Alphonse Daudet