Meaning of holly

hol•ly

Pronunciation: (hol'ē), [key]
— pl. -lies.
  1. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Ilex, as I. opaca the state tree of Delaware, or I. aquifoliumhaving glossy, spiny-toothed leaves, small, whitish flowers, and red berries.
  2. the foliage and berries, used for decoration, esp. during the Christmas season.

Hol•ly

Pronunciation: (hol'ē), [key]
— n.
  1. a female or male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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