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(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.