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ilex

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[ ahy-leks ]
/ ˈaɪ lɛks /
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Origin of ilex

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1350–1400; Middle English <Latin

Definition for ilex (2 of 2)

ilex2
[ ahy-leks ]
/ ˈaɪ lɛks /

noun

any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex.
a holly.

Origin of ilex

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1555–65; <New Latin, Latin īlexilex1
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British Dictionary definitions for ilex

ilex
/ (ˈaɪlɛks) /

noun

any of various trees or shrubs of the widely distributed genus Ilex, such as the holly and inkberry: family Aquifoliaceae
another name for the holm oak

Word Origin for ilex

C16: from Latin
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