mountain holly

noun

Definition of mountain holly

1 : a shrub (Nemopanthus mucronata) of the family Aquifoliaceae of eastern North America with smooth obovate leaves and scarlet drupes

called also Canadian holly

2 : an upland holly (Ilex montana) of the eastern U.S.

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“Mountain holly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20holly. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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