holm oak



an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of southern Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly.

Origin of holm oak

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Historical Examples of holm oak

  • Towards the middle, where now stands the grand altar, was a holm-oak, covered with blossom as if it had been a Persian jessamine.

    Flemish Legends

    Charles de Coster

  • A group of planes gives pleasant shade above it; holm-oak Fol.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan

  • From her nest in the holm-oak tree the Nightingale heard him, and she looked out through the leaves, and wondered.

  • Poles of laurel or elm are most free from worms, and a share-beam of oak and a plough-tree of holm-oak.

  • This tree ruled for centuries, and then ceded the first place to the holm-oak, which is now giving way to the beech.

    Darwinism (1889)

    Alfred Russel Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for holm oak

holm oak


an evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus ilex, widely planted for ornament: the leaves are holly-like when young but become smooth-edged with ageAlso called: holm, holly oak, ilex
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