American holly

noun

Definition of American holly

: a tree (Ilex opaca) of moist woodlands in the eastern U.S. having duller and less spiny leaves than the European holly

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First Known Use of American holly

1784, in the meaning defined above

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“American holly.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20holly. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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