Definition of 'holly'
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Example sentences containing 'holly'
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A small vase in each guest bedroom, with a sprig of holly with berries, is a nice touch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A small vase in each guest bedroom, with a sprig of holly with berries, is a nice touch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These are the offspring of the holly blues that were about in spring. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The holly and the mistletoe must be taken down and burned. Christianity Today (2000)Then add a bow or a sprig of holly. The Sun (2012)Your question about the holly hedge raises one highly topical issue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Cutting sprigs of holly in spring will provide all the pruning they need. The Sun (2015)The same goes for weak holly hedges. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They were beside the holly hedge. Somewhere East of Life (1994)The holly tree has since died, but the house remains. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then cover it with ivy, holly and garden clippings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second brood of holly blue butterflies is on the wing, and sailing through gardens. Times, Sunday Times (2010) The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Cover up with holly, ivy and tinsel. Times, Sunday Times (2015)WHY is my holly tree shedding so many leaves? The Sun (2011)A small butterfly that can be seen in gardens is the holly blue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)WHEN is the best time to prune my standard holly tree? The Sun (2012)A sprig of holly in our tum. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An odd sight is a holly tree growing in the shade but with one branch well exposed to the Sun. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is the holly blue. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But do not be deceived by the mistletoe and holly, the decadent displays of game and the delicious smells of roasting meat and spiced mulled wine. The Sun (2014)Twice on the way Stephanie glanced back at the waiting car, until they came to a holly hedge. Somewhere East of Life (1994)
Trends of 'holly'
Used Occasionally. holly is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'holly'
British English: holly /ˈhɒlɪ/ NOUN
Hollies are a group of evergreen trees and shrubs which have hard, shiny, prickly leaves, and also have bright red berries in winter.
- American English: holly
- Arabic: نَبَاتُ شَائِكُ الَأطْراف
- Brazilian Portuguese: azevinho
- Chinese: 冬青树
- Croatian: božikovina
- Czech: cesmína
- Danish: kristtorn
- Dutch: hulst
- European Spanish: acebo
- Finnish: piikkipaatsama
- French: houx
- German: Stechpalme
- Greek: λιόπρινο
- Italian: agrifoglio
- Japanese: セイヨウヒイラギ
- Korean: 호랑가시나무
- Norwegian: kristtorn
- Polish: ostrokrzew
- European Portuguese: azevinho
- Romanian: ilice
- Russian: остролист
- Spanish: acebo
- Swedish: järnek
- Thai: ต้นฮอลลี่
- Turkish: çoban püskülü
- Ukrainian: падуб
- Vietnamese: cây nhựa ruồi
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