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"holly" in British English

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hollynoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈhɒl.i/  us   /ˈhɑː.li/
a ​small evergreentree (= one that never ​losesitsleaves) with ​shiny, ​sharpleaves and ​small, round, ​redfruit. Holly is often used as a ​Christmasdecoration in ​Europe and ​NorthAmerica.
(Definition of holly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"holly" in American English

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hollynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈhɑl·i/
an ​evergreenbush with ​pointed, ​shinygreenleaves and ​small, ​redfruit
(Definition of holly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “holly”
in Korean 호랑가시나무…
in Arabic شَجرة الإيلكس…
in Malaysian pokok holi…
in French houx…
in Russian остролист…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冬青…
in Italian agrifoglio…
in Turkish çoban püskülü…
in Polish ostrokrzew…
in Spanish acebo…
in Vietnamese cây nhựa ruồi…
in Portuguese azevinho…
in Thai ต้นฮอลลี เป็นพืชที่มีผลสีแดง…
in German die Stechpalme…
in Catalan grèvol…
in Japanese ヒイラギ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冬青…
in Indonesian pohon holi…
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