\ ˈhō(l)m How to pronounce holm (audio) \

Definition of holm

: a small inland or inshore island also : bottoms

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Between these tiny towns, expanses of golden wheat and grassland, punctuated by lone, broad-canopied holm and cork oaks, bring to mind the African savannah. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "Vacation in Portugal the Less-Obvious Way," 10 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of holm

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holm

Middle English, from Old English, from Old Norse hōlmr; akin to Old English hyll hill

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