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 for holly-leaved oak
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Holly \Hol"ly\ (h[o^]l"l[y^]), n. [OE holi, holin, AS. holen,
     holegn; akin to D. & G. hulst, OHG. huls hulis, W. celyn,
     Armor. kelen, Gael. cuilionn, Ir. cuileann. Cf. 1st Holm,
     1. (Bot.) A tree or shrub of the genus Ilex. The European
        species ({Ilex Aquifolium) is best known, having glossy
        green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing
        berries that turn red or yellow about Michaelmas.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: The holly is much used to adorn churches and houses, at
           Christmas time, and hence is associated with scenes of
           good will and rejoicing. It is an evergreen tree, and
           has a finegrained, heavy, white wood. Its bark is used
           as a febrifuge, and the berries are violently purgative
           and emetic. The American holly is the Ilex opaca, and
           is found along the coast of the United States, from
           Maine southward. --Gray.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. (Bot.) The holm oak. See 1st Holm.
        [1913 Webster]
     Holly-leaved oak (Bot.), the black scrub oak. See Scrub
     Holly rose (Bot.), a West Indian shrub, with showy, yellow
        flowers ({Turnera ulmifolia).
     Sea holly (Bot.), a species of Eryngium. See Eryngium.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  holly-leaved oak
      n 1: evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat
           resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood [syn: holm
           oak, holm tree, holly-leaved oak, evergreen oak,
           Quercus ilex]

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