holly-leaved oak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n holly-leaved oak evergreen oak of southern Europe having leaves somewhat resembling those of holly; yields a hard wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Holly-leaved oak (Bot) the black scrub oak. See Scrub oak.
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Usage

In literature:

She looked up in his face, and held up a crimson silken purse, with S B embroidered on it within a wreath of oak and holly leaves.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The holm oak, ilex, is so called from its holly-like leaves.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
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In poetry:

The cluster'd berries claim the eye
O'er the bright hollies gay green leaves,
The ivy round the leafless oak
Clasps its full foliage close.
"Ode Written On The First Of December" by Robert Southey