(Science: botany) a common evergreen oak, of Europe (quercus ilex).
Synonym: ilex, and holly.
Origin: oe, prob. From as. Holen holly; as the holly is also called holm. See holly.
1. An islet in a river.
2. Low, flat land. The soft wind blowing over meadowy holms.
(Science: zoology) (Tennyson) holm thrush, the missel thrush.
Origin: as. Holm, usually meaning, sea, water; akin to Icel. Holmr, holmr, an island, dan. Holm, Sw. Holme, g. Holm, and prob. To E. Hill. Cf. Hill.