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1. (Science: botany) a tree or shrub of the genus ilex. The European species (ilex Aguifolium) is best known, having glossy green leaves, with a spiny, waved edge, and bearing berries that turn red or yellow about michaelmas.

The holly is much used to adorn churches and houses, at christmas time, and hence is associated with scenes of good will and rejoicing. It is an evergreen tree, and has a finegrained, heavy, white wood. Its bark is used as a febrifuge, and the berries are violently purgative and emetic. The American holly is the ilex opaca, and is found along the coast of the united states, from Maine southward.

2. (Science: botany) The holm oak. See 1st holm.

(Science: botany) holly-leaved oak, a species of Eryngium. See Eryngium.

Origin: oe holi, holin, as. Holen, holegn; akin to D. & g. Hulst, OHG. Huls hulis, W. Celyn, Armor. Kelen, gael. Cuilionn, ir. Cuileann. Cf. 1st holm, hulver.

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... however, the other lanes look normal, and I was very careful, so I don't really think that's why. Are there other possibilities? Thanks, Holly

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Resuspending Cells

... pour the CaCl2 straight into the tube (approx ~2mL) and can't stick any instrument in there, to prevent contamination. Do I shake it up? Thanks, Holly

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... that Aspartic and Glutamic Acid are acidic; that Histidine, Arginine and Lysine are basic; but as for the other properties I mentioned...? Thanks, Holly

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The Fiber Disease

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Plant Age

... more than 43,000 years ago. If their conclusions are accurate, this Lomatia tasmanica, a member of Proteaceae family otherwise known as King's holly, would be more than three times as old as the previous record holder, a 13,000-year-old box huckleberry in Pennsylvania.... Read More Hope taht ...

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Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:32 pm
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