Holly

Close Up Of A Holly Bush With Spikey Green Leaves And Red Berries

Ilex aquifolium

Holly (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English holly, holi, holie, a shortened variation of holin, holyn (> English dialectal hollen, holm), from Old English holeġn, holen (holly; prince, protector), from Proto-West Germanic *hulis (holly), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to cut).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɒli/
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