Examples of ilex in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shrubs and pine trees of the Sierra Nevada give off several intriguing smells, including the nutty aroma of acorns from the Holm oak (Quercus ilex). Byphie Jacobs, science.org, 27 Mar. 2024

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ilex was in the 14th century

Cite this Entry

“Ilex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ilex. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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