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English definition of “holly”

holly

noun [C or U]     /ˈhɒl.i/ US  /ˈhɑː.li/
a small evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) with shiny, sharp leaves and small, round, red fruitTypes of evergreen and coniferous tree
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