holly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “holly” in the English Dictionary

"holly" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of holly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More